Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Rights for Alabama

Q: I just got an email saying there will be a lawsuit filed for today’s date the 14th for my SSN which was actually on It

Is it a scam? It also says court info will be sent to by the USPS but has no link to any thing and it says the lawsuit like I knew about it?

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Adam Savett
Adam Savett
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Allentown, PA

A: Probably, but without more information, it would be almost impossible for any attorney to assist you.

For example:

1. Is the email from a recognizable email address (e.g. or is it from a nonsensical string of letters and numbers (e.g.

2. Do you recognize the name of the company that is allegedly going to sue you?

3. Do they mention a specific debt (e.g. unpaid doctor bills) that you recognize?

This list is by no means comprehensive - it is just meant to give you some ideas of how to look critically at the email.

If you do receive "official" court papers in the mail - do not ignore them. That is how the other side can get a default against you. You should be able to find a lawyers through Justia, Avvo, or a local or state bar association that may offer a free or reduced cost initial consultation.

Best of luck.

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