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The "The District Courthouse Notice Of Legal Proceeding" Scam
From: Enforcement.usa.gov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 9:18 AM
Subject: The District Courthouse@Case File#852-0063-WQ
To: Payday Loan Settlement Attorney <email@example.com>
NOTICE OF LEGAL PROCEEDING!
Notice Under US Federal Law & FDCPA-811
The District Courthouse
Reference File Details,
Subject- To File Lawsuit
Attorney- David Johnson
ID Number- 350788001
Lawsuit Cost- $8056.76
Last Date- 06/01/2018
File Transferred- JUNE 2018
Overdue Balance- $569.32
This is to inform you last time that this matter has now reached a critical point and we require your immediate response. You are receiving our final notice and we need your response immediately because if you ignore once more, immediate legal actions will take place. Immediate action means we will call Local Sheriff Department and Attorney within 4 hours to interfere in this matter. This is the last option we have.
If you fail to respond us, the Charges will be pressed against the Name are:
1. Violation of federal banking regulation act 1983 (C)
2. Collateral check fraud
3. Theft by deception (ACC ACT 21A)
Which carries a maximum sentence of 2 years of prison and a fine up to $8056.76
We would hate for you to lose the option of resolving this before it goes to the next step which is a Lawsuit against you, but to do so you must take immediate action. Please Email us immediately to avoid further action. Otherwise, payment options are set out overleaf or email us right now to pay or agree to a payment plan with us.
We believe that this was not your intent and that these steps are unnecessary. We merely require you to contact us through email before the end of last date.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter