If you receive certified mail it is very important to open and read the contents. If you refuse to sign for certified mail, be aware you may be served later by the Sheriff or via newspaper publication. Failure to Answer a lawsuit may result in you waiving rights. Even if the Sheriff says the paperwork he delivers is “no big deal” you should be certain to read everything. Paperwork from the Sheriff Is almost always a “big deal”. Many consumers never realize they have been sued because they fail to read the paperwork closely enough.
A lawsuit generally appears with a caption similar to the following:
NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE
DISTRICT COURT DIVISION
MECKLENBURG COUNTY 17 CVD 2305
BANK OF AMERICA,