The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions is warning consumers to verify the license of any lending professional with which they are considering doing business. You can verify a license with the Washington Department of Financial Institutions online at www.dfi.wa.gov or by calling 1-877-RING DFI (1-877-746-4334).
Sandpoint Capital and Clearwater Bay Marketing provide payday loans to consumers via the internet.
The company is not licensed by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions. The company is not registered to do business in Washington by either the Department of Revenue or the Washington Secretary of State.
Washington State law requires all payday loan companies making payday loans to Washington residents be licensed by the Department of Financial Institutions, including those making loans via the internet.
If You Feel You're A Victim
If you feel you have been a victim of a loan scam, please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC HELP (1-877-382-4357), or online at www.ftc.gov. Because the scammers have access to bank account information and social security numbers, victims should consider themselves victims of identity theft and take appropriate precautions. The Federal Trade Commission has information for victims of identity theft available online at www.ftc.gov.