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How Can I Tell if a Process Server is Legitimate?

If you’re involved in a legal case, you may need to hire a process server to deliver legal documents to the parties involved. However, not all process servers are legitimate, and it’s important to do your due diligence before hiring one. In this blog post, we’ll cover some tips on how to tell if a process server is legitimate.

Check for Training

In Colorado, process servers do not have to be certified or licensed. However, any good process server will have completed some sort of training or a possible internship under an experienced process server. Ask for documentation of any training they may have.

Ask Around for Recommendations

Ask your friends, family, or even on social media about their experiences with local process servers. If they had a positive experience with the process server, it’s likely that they are legitimate. Local Facebook groups or NextDoor are great places to start online.

Look for Online Reviews

One of the best ways to determine if a process server is legitimate is to look for online reviews. Check out review sites like Yelp or Google Reviews to see what others have said about their experience with the process server. Keep in mind that some negative reviews are inevitable, but if the majority of reviews are positive, that’s a good sign.

Check the Process Server’s Website

A legitimate process server will have a website that includes information about their services, pricing, and contact information. If the website looks unprofessional or doesn’t provide much information, it may be a red flag. 

Ask about Insurance or Bonds

A legitimate process server will have insurance to protect against errors and omissions or a posted surety bond. Ask the process server if they have insurance or are bonded and what it covers.

Research the Process Server’s Company

If you’re hiring a process server from a company, research the company to determine if they’re legitimate. Check out the company’s website, online reviews, and contact information. You may also want to check with the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed against the company. Contact the company using the contact information you find for them online, and verify that the server you are talking to actually works for them.

The Best Process Servers in Denver are at Accurate Serve®

Hiring a legitimate process server is crucial to ensure that legal documents are delivered properly and on time. Follow our tips to increase your chances of hiring a legitimate process server. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and do your due diligence before making a decision on who to hire. If you’re in the Denver area, look no further than Accurate Serve® of Denver! Call us at 303-501-7121 or send us a work request online to get started with your process server, document retrieval, skip tracing, and diligent search needs today.