Say I'm a collector and want to make money fraudulently. I find someone with a debt, claim it has not been paid, and instead of serving them find a fake address in a random state and do a "nail and mail" service. Then, they never appear in court so I get a default judgment. At what stage is this most likely to fail first?
My guesses are
If they never appear in court do the police look for them on contempt of court then find nobody is at that address?
Does the court do any background checking to see if the address is correct?
Does it work and I get the judgment but then the debtor files a counter suit when their funds are seized?
I am guessing (3) is most likely where it fails but this seems very late in the process. Does the court do any diligence to ensure the service actually happened?