Legal Question in Credit and Debt Law in New York

Can a a debt collector but a levy on your bank account with out serving you a notice?

Asked on 4/15/13, 8:55 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Rory Alarcon Rory Alarcon, Esq.

Yes, they can if they served you at an address that was not updated or if the address they served the summons and complaint to was a former address. If not answered, the summons could become a judgment, and thereafter, be used to restrain your account.

You should look into the papers that your bank received, as those papers would indicate what address the collector used.

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Answered on 4/16/13, 6:10 am


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