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Old 08-04-2002, 02:29 PM
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Collection Agency?

Does anyone here use a collection service to get monies owed? I had a customer who left the country a while ago owing my company approximatley $4,000.00 Can anyone recommend an agency that will get me my money, or at least part of it? I know the country the people are in, and the company that the husband works for.
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Old 08-06-2002, 08:38 PM
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I used collection agencies in the past w/o good results.

For 4,000 I would look at small claims-dont know what you rules are in ny but here we sue in county where work was done, and can have them served at last known address.
You know where they work so maybe you can attach their wages after winning in court.

Do they still own property? Maybe a mechanics lien? Or a judgement lien after court.
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Old 08-08-2002, 03:38 AM
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Property is sold already. So a lien is not possible. They live in another hemisphere at this time. Small claims court is only good up to $2,000
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Old 08-08-2002, 04:34 AM
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NYS small claims court is up to $3,000
http://tenant.net/Court/Howcourt/sclaim.html

All the info you need is linked from here.
http://www6.law.com/ny/guide/

The fact thay left the country it may be difficult to collect the money.
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Old 08-08-2002, 04:50 AM
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sorry sounds like you are sol .chances are even if you win a jugement you will never see any money.i know it stinks i've been burned before.good luck
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Old 08-08-2002, 05:57 AM
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Yep,if they skipped countries kiss it goodbye,if they owe you $4000 your probably in line with a lot of other people
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