How doI prove that a case of mistaken identity if somebody is trying to collect money from?

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How doI prove that a case of mistaken identity if somebody is trying to collect money from?

There is a women that is constantly called me telling me she wants her money back on a dog that she says she bought from me. I have never in my life sold a dog; I am only 17 years-old. Today she called and said that she was sending a certified letter through mail, and if I didn’t respond in 10 days she was getting a lawyer. I have told her that I am not the person that she is looking for. Is there anything that I can do to just stop this madness?

Asked on January 31, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, Mississippi

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

The next time the woman contacts you, tell her that you will sue her for invasion of privacy if she ever contacts you again.  Invasion of privacy is a serious and unreasonable interference with your right to be left alone. 

You can also tell her that your lawsuit for invasion of privacy will also include a separate claim for abuse of process if she files any fraudulent legal claim against you.  Abuse of process means abuse of the legal system if she files a frivolous lawsuit.  Tell her that when you prevail in your lawsuit, she will be liable for substantial monetary damages in addition to your attorney's fees.


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