My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: New York.
My mom is receiving SSI and had it directly deposited to a joint account with me. Yesterday and again today there were bank levies placed on the account, by two different "law firms" which are really collection agencies. One firm placed one yesterday and another firm placed one today, on both Savings and Checking. My mom was never served papers or notified that these judgements were being placed on her account. We only found out when I called the bank to check the balance to pay the rent yesterday and when I went to the bank today to find out what was going on. We have no knowledge of where the judgements are or who the debts are too. It also doesn't help that my mom is sick and unable to work, SSI being her only form of support. She also gets confused and forgets things a lot, so I don't really know everything going on and I am really just trying to find a place to start from. If anyone can offer any advice on how to go about gleaning this information it would be greatly appreciated. So far, I have spoken to one of the firms where they could not give me any information because my mom was not there and who was really interested in getting my SSN or hers, which I refused to give. Please advise on how I can go about getting this money back for her or stopping this raping of her account, as I am unable to support her, my child and myself. Thanks!