I received an SD nearly two months ago from Solicitor claiming to be representing a Dubai bank to which I allegedly owe £170k. I have no idea what this is and how it could possibly be so much. I contacted the national debt helpline who said the SD was probably a scare tactic and suggested I write to them for more info. I have since sent 5 requests for more information and breakdown of the amount claimed all sent recorded delivery. They also advised as the debt was 8 years old with no contact that it would be statue barred, they have since changed their mind on this. On this basis I did not set aside but contacted them directly. All I have received is a photocopy of an application form which has my details on for a credit card which I believed was settled when I left. I have now received a petition for bankruptcy for a sum £60k less than the original SD. The petition is a copy and I cannot read the stamps from which court it has been issued.How would I verify this i actually from the court. I have no assets, no job and no way to pay so i'm not sure what they will achieve from making me bankrupt and will obviously be disputing the claim.
Any advice would be welcomed.