- Unlicensed Payday Loans

Date Posted: 
Monday, April 18, 2011 may also be doing business as,, or

Consumers are repeatedly contacted at their home and work telephone numbers via text messages advertising payday loans. Complainants report that there are associated websites at, and aka; aka; aka is not licensed by the Department of Financial Institutions as a payday lender or check casher or seller in Washington State. Additionally, aka; aka; aka is not registered with the Washington State Department of Revenue, the Office of the Secretary of State to do business in Washington, or at the Department of Licensing Master Business Division.

These kinds of contacts should also be reported to federal law enforcement authorities. You may contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation online: or by telephone: (202) 324-3000. We also suggest contacting the Federal Trade Commission online: or toll free: 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). Complainants have also had some success contacting their local telephone carrier’s nuisance department to stop calls.

If the caller has indicated they may know private information, such as your Social Security number, other account numbers, or contact information for work or other associates, you should take steps to protect yourself against identity theft. There is information on the FTC website about steps to take to protect yourself from identity theft, and what to do to protect yourself in the event you are a victim of identity theft.