Lac du Flambeau Indian Community Not Licensed in Washington

Date Posted: 
Monday, July 10, 2017

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) has received complaints that the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians have been doing business as:

  • Bright Star Cash
  • Ishwaaswi, LLC
  • L.D.F. Holdings, LLC
  • Lendgreen
  • Niiwin, LLC
  • Niizh, LLC
  • Ningodwaaswi, LLC
  • RadiantCash
  • RadiantCredit
  • Sky Trail Cash

It appears that these companies may be operating as online tribal lending companies. These companies assert ownership by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, a federally-recognized Indian Tribe.

These companies are not licensed by DFI and are not registered to conduct business in Washington State by the Department of Licensing, Department of Revenue, or the Secretary of State.

These companies have been associated with the following contact information:

Bright Star Cash
[https://www.brightstarcash.com/Home.aspx]
Tel: 800*986*2165
[customersupport@brightstarcash.com]

Lendgreen
[customercare@lendgreen.com]
Tel: 1*855*832*7227
[https://www.lendgreen.com/]

Radiant Cash
[https://www.radiantcash.com/]
Tel: 1*855*723*9935
[support@radientcash.com]

Sky Trail Cash
[https://www.skytrailcash.com/Web/home/]
Tel: 844*650*5931

If you have a complaint against any of these entities, you may contact:

Niizh LLC dba Bright Star Cash
P.O. Box 502
Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538
Tel: 800*986*2165
[customersupport@brightstarcash.com]

Niiwin, LLC d/b/a Lendgreen
P.O. Box 221
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
Tel: 1*855*832*7227
[customercare@lendgreen.com]

Ishwaaswi, LLC d/b/a RadiantCash
P.O. Box 1183
Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538
Tel: 1*855*723*9935
Consumer Complaint: 1*855*723*9935
[support@radientcash.com]

Ningodwaaswi, LLC
P.O. Box 1115
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
Tel: 844*650*5931
Tribal Hotline: 844*388*0500

DFI warns Washington consumers that before doing business with a financial service provider the consumer should:

  • Make sure that the entity is licensed. Consumers can use the “Verify a License” feature on DFI’s website at www.dfi.wa.gov to check whether a payday or consumer loan company is licensed to conduct business in the state of Washington.
  • Not provide any personal information, such as social security number or bank account number or access if the company is not licensed or authorized to conduct business.

Important Information for Washington State Consumers

Washington State residents are informed that Washington State law provides in RCW 31.45.105(1)(d) and (3) that a “small loan” made by an unlicensed entity to a person physically located in Washington State is uncollectible and unenforceable in Washington State. A “small loan” is defined in RCW 31.45.073 and is a loan that does not exceed $700.

Washington State residents with loans exceeding $700 are informed that Washington State law provides in RCW 31.04.035 that fees or interest charged in the making of a nonresidential loan by an unlicensed lender must be refunded to the borrower.

Report Unlicensed Lending Activity or Fraud

Washington State residents only: If you suspect unlicensed activity by a payday lender or consumer loan company, please contact the Department at 1*877*RING*DFI (746*4334), or online at www.dfi.wa.gov. Even if your activity involves a loan over the internet, a license may still be required.