I have been in a debt resolution program since 2007, I had a lady come to my door trying to subpoena me to court. What do I do?
I have been in a debt resolution program since 2007. I have paid one credit card off. I have one more for $20,000. I had a lady come to my door trying to subpoena me to court. What do I do?
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If you are enrolled with the Freedom Debt Relief (FDR) debt negotiation program and are a FDR client, you need to contact the company's Legal Accounts Resolution Unit (LARU) as soon as possible so that they can explain the legal process, how it can affect your goals in the FDR program, and what steps FDR can take toward resolving the debt and preventing this legal action from causing you additional problems. You can reach FDR’s Legal Accounts Resolution Unit by calling (800) 993-8950. If you are unable to call, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. FDR has experience helping clients in similar situations, and will almost certainly be able to work out a plan with your creditor to stop the lawsuit.
If you are not enrolled with FDR, you should contact the customer support staff with your debt resolution provider. They will help you reach your provider's legal department.
Before you call, read through any documents you have received pertaining to this lawsuit, and have the documents available when you call so you can provide the staff with any the information they need to begin working on this account.
I wish you the best of luck in resolving this debt, and hope that the information I have provided helps you Find. Learn. Save.
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