My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: California
My mom was handed a lawsuit summons by someone who knocked on her door. He asked if she was "so-and-so" and she said no, and gave her legal name which is similar but not the same (e.g Marie T. Smith in the summons vs her name Maria Smith--no middle name). He handed her the paperwork and simply walked away.
The named Plaintiff Midland Funding LLC apparently collected a debt for $9024.05 from GE Money Bank and provided the last 4 digits of some account (reference?) number. The address on the summons IS that of her residence.
My mom has never had any unpaid debts. She's never dealt with or been in any contract with GE Money Bank or any of its divisions. She's never had a credit card or any lines of credit for any purchases and she's unfamiliar with any account ending in that 4-digit number.
Any advise you can provided would be greatly appreciated.