Unlicensed Payday Loans
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) received complaints from a consumer who reported they obtained an online payday loan from Plain Green Loans. Consumers complain that Plain Green Loans charges excessive fees.
Plain Green Loans operates a website at www.plaingreenloans.com and lists their customer service number as (866)-420-7157. Plain Green Loans lists an address of:
93 Mack Road, Suite 600
PO Box 270
Box Elder, MT 59521
Plain Green Loans is not licensed by the Washington Department of Financial Institutions, and is not registered to conduct business in Washington by the Department of Licensing, the Department of Revenue, or the Secretary of State.
DFI strongly recommends that consumers deal only with those lenders that are properly licensed to conduct business. Consumers can determine whether lenders are properly licensed using the “Verify a License” feature on DFI’s website at www.dfi.wa.gov.
If you feel you have been the victim of a loan scam, contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357), or online at www.ftc.gov.
If you feel you have been the victim of a loan scam involving the Internet, contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.
If you feel you have been the victim of a loan scam and are concerned about your personal financial information, contact your banking institution, and the three major credit bureaus.