Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Consumer Alert
Castlefield Lending Group

Advance Fee Loan Scam

August 20, 2009

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions is warning consumers to verify the license of any lending professional they are considering doing business with to avoid becoming victims of potential scams.

Castlefield Lending Group may be conducting an advance fee loan scam. Castlefield Lending Group may be using the website http://castlefieldlending.com. They have a listed address of:

500 Westfield Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609

Neither the Washington State Department of Revenue nor the Office of the Secretary of State shows that Castlefield Lending Group is authorized to do business in Washington. The company is not licensed by the Department of Financial Institutions.


How The Potential Scam May Work


If You Feel You're A Victim

If you feel you have been a victim of a potential advance fee loan scam, please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC HELP (382-4357), or online at www.ftc.gov. Also, victims should report their experiences to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

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