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Hi, this is Jim, thank you very much for the question - I will resolve this for you today.
You can tell them that as you are in the UK, and paid from the UK, you get a statutory 14 day cooling off period to cancel. Further, if they sued, it would be in a small claim - they will not get their solicitor's costs back as a result as in small claims legal costs are not recoverable unless in exceptional circumstances. You should tell them if they sue, you will robustly defend the claim. If there is no way to contact them, that in itself is indicative of a scam. They may be trying to scare you in to paying them $1,200. I would recommend you go back to them with the comments I have mentioned here, and the fact this dispute will be subject to UK law if they try to sue - meaning you have consumer rights and distance selling applies, so you can cancel within 14 days at no cost to you. If all else fails you can tell them under the doctrine of mistake (in contract law), you made an honest mistake which can render a contract void too - see what they say to that. I doubt they will take it further as they cannot recover solicitor's fees - they will need a UK solicitor to pursue you in a small claim and that will cost them probably the same if not more than the sum owed.
I hope this helps - please feel free to ask me anything else.
Have a good day,Jim
They do sound very adversarial and probably hoping you will pay. But $150K?. The court fee alone would be 5% of that sum of money. I can't see how they will win anyway, for the reasons I mentioned.
OK, they need to use the US courts in that case - though that term in the contract is likely to be unfair as you are a consumer - do they have your postal address?
The US/UK legal jurisdiction is entirely separate. If they were to sue in the US, they have to register the judgment in the UK to enforce it. I recommend disputing their claim. If they have your former address then eventually the UK court would send you a copy of the court order but all this assumes they a) win and b) it is not a scam - my view is that they won't win based on what you say and also it does sound typical of a scam too.
It sounds like harassment to me, like I say the "mistake" argument is a good one and is a reason to void a contract. Please come back to this site again if they try to progress this.