I wrote before about Regional Arbitation Services. You can read it here and here. I sued them twice and have two defaults against them. I will soon be turning those into judgments. In the meantime, I received a call from a potential client yesterday.
He calls me up with a familiar story. Someone calls him and claims he is going to jail. They say that he owes money to someone. Then he gets a call from his mom. She is told that he is going to be arrested. He then finds out his boss got a call with the same story.
He calls my office. It turns out that he was getting calls from a company called FS Mediation Group. There is nothing about this group that involves mediation. They are not mediators. They do not mediate disputes. They do, however, share the same address with Regional Arbitration Services. Yep, the same story coming from the same place.
The moral of the story: Be wary if you get a call from FS Mediation Group, RAS, Regional Arbitration Services, or any other entity claiming that you are going to get arrested. Get their name and number and then call an attorney.