Scammers take every possible opportunity to swindle people out of their data and money. This is even true in the world of process serving.
Unfortunately, this means some people pose as process servers under false pretenses in order to rip people off. Make sure you can recognize the signs of a fake process server so that your private information doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.
They Ask for Money
Process servers are paid by the people who hire them. The people who receive the papers are never responsible for payment. Any process server which attempts to ask for money, such as a processing or delivery fee, is not a legitimate process server. If this happens to you, immediately refuse the service and contact law enforcement to report the incident. Continue reading
You have an important document to serve. Maybe it’s divorce papers or an eviction notice. But the person you need to serve can’t be found. This is a common and frustrating occurrence, but with the help of an experienced process server, you can still serve papers and move on with your legal battle.
Provide Appropriate Service of Process
State laws vary throughout the country, but Florida remains consistent with all other states that cannot take legal action against somebody who has not properly been informed of the legal process. This formal notice is called service of process. Continue reading
Most people know that they need a doctor, dentist, and mechanic to handle their health and automotive problems, but what about legal problems?
If you find yourself embroiled in a court battle of some kind, you will most likely need a process server to deliver court orders and documents on your behalf. Here are the basic facts that you should know as you begin that process.
What Exactly Does a Process Server Do?
When a legal case begins, the courts often require that certain documents like writs, subpoenas, summons, and formal complaints be personally delivered to the defendant in the case. Process servers are responsible for delivering these documents to the correct person or party and ensuring that the recipient legitimately receives them. Continue reading
It’s a natural human instinct to avoid people and events that appear dangerous or make us uncomfortable and nervous. Unfortunately, many people feel that way about process servers.
A process server is a person who is legally certified to deliver court orders and court documents relating to a defendant’s presence in court. Aside from court-appointed officials like the sheriff, process servers are the only individuals who can serve defendants with the papers necessary to advance a court case or legal situation.
It may be tempting to avoid a process server so that you never receive the papers that potentially hold bad news for you. However, avoiding a process server has real consequences that could be even worse. Continue reading