Scranton, PA asked in Collections and Legal Malpractice for Pennsylvania

Q: Is it legal for a Pennsylvania attorney to set up a job interview as a guise to collect debt for a client?

I have been looking for employment as a paralegal and submitted my resume to a Scranton law firm who immediately contacted me via email the next day for an interview. I have fallen into financial straits and have fallen behind on medical and credit card bills. After reviewing the request for a "job interview' I noticed at the bottom of the email that " this is an attempt at collecting a debt'. Is this tactic legal? I was very happy to be offered an 'interview" to make more money to pay my bills. Please advise.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: If it's the lawfirm that does debt collection it may not be anything other than their standard letterhead. Research the law firm.

If your other bills were refereed to them you would know. I don't know that it's illegal as you sent a resume to them--they didn't reach out to you. So short answer to your question is no.

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