Alert Number: CA052162_7/20/20(7/21)
The State of Washington Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) has received a complaint from a Washington consumer against A.G.G.L. International Group Limited. The consumer reported that A.G.G.L. International Group was offering escrow services in association with timeshare property opportunities offered through Nadezhda Commodity Firm and World Land Tender.
The consumer reported that they were approached by “David Moore” of Nadezhda Commodity Firm about selling timeshare properties to World Land Tender. Throughout the alleged transaction, A.G.G.L. International Group Limited instructed the consumer to make payments for fees, foreign taxes, and other charges, directly to banking institutions located in Mexico. The consumer further reported that A.G.G.L. International Group Limited provided falsified escrow account records and other government documents. These allegations have not been verified by DFI.
A.G.G.L. International Group Limited uses the following information:
- Website: [http://www.agglinternational.com]
- Address: 1001 4th Avenue, Floor 10, Seattle, WA 98154
- Email: [email@example.com]
- Phone Numbers:
- Fax: 206*582*0037
A.G.G.L. International Group Limited is not licensed by the DFI and is not registered to conduct business in Washington State by the Department of Licensing, the Department of Revenue, or the Secretary of State.
DFI warns Washington consumers that before doing business with a financial services provider the consumer should:
- Make sure that the entity is lawfully entitled to conduct business in Washington. 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 All Consumers
- If you received a loan from a lender and someone else is now attempting to collect the loan, the collection activity may be subject to the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). If you are contacted by a third party claiming you owe a debt, you can request a “written validation notice,” which must provide the amount of the debt, the name of the creditor you owe, and your rights under the FDCPA. If you have questions regarding federal debt collection laws you can contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 1-877-FTC-HELP or online at www.ftc.gov.
- If you feel you have been the victim of a scam you can contact the FTC at 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357) or online at www.ftc.gov; or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) at 1-855-411-CFPB (2372) or online at www.consumerfinance.gov.
- If the scammers already have your bank account information, social security number, or other personal information, you may be a victim of identity theft. You can contact your bank and the three major credit bureaus to take appropriate precautions. The FTC has information for victims of identity theft online at www.ftc.gov.
- If you feel you have been the victim of a scam involving the internet you can contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center online at www.ic3.gov.
- If you feel you have been the victim of a financial scam and are concerned about your personal financial information, you can contact your banking institution and the three major credit bureaus. Procedures for contacting the credit bureaus are available on the FTC’s website at www.ftc.gov.
- If you live in another state, go to this webpage to find the regulator in your home state. http://mortgage.nationwidelicensingsystem.org/consumer/Pages/AgencyContacts.aspx.