US Loan Services LLC.

Consumer Alert
US Loan Services LLC

Possible Advance Fee Scam

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) received a complaint from a consumer who reported they applied for a loan through US Loan Services LLC.

Neither the Washington State Department of Revenue nor the Office of the Secretary of State shows that US Loan Services LLC is authorized to do business in Washington. The company is not licensed by the Department of Financial Institutions.

How the Potential Scam Works

  • Consumers are advised that they have been approved for a loan and must send money through Money Gram or Western Union to prepay a few months of loan payments;
  • The consumer is told that additional payments must be made (for fees, interest, taxes, etc.);
  • US Loan Services LLC may send letters that appear to be from a legitimate bank guaranteeing the money for the loan;
  • US Loan Services LLC may also send letters that appear to be from Western Union or Money Gram stating a deposit is required to get the loan released;
  • A loan is never provided.

Verify License

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 the DFI’s website at www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/findcompany.htm.

Payday Loan Debt Collection Laws

Collection activities are subject to the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Therefore, if you have questions regarding debt collection laws please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC HELP, or online at www.ftc.gov.

Debt collectors cannot state or imply that failure to pay a debt is a crime. They cannot call before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. They cannot harass or abuse consumers, or contact consumers’ places of employment.

Report Fraud

If you are suspicious of unlicensed activity by a payday lender please contact the DFI at 1-877-RING-DFI (746-4334), or online at www.dfi.wa.gov.

If you feel you have been the victim of a loan scam please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357), or online at www.ftc.gov.

If you feel you have been the victim of a loan scam involving the Internet please contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center online 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.

MobiLoans, LLC ~ www.mobiloans.com

Consumer Alert
MobiLoans, LLC

Unlicensed Payday Loans

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) received a report alleging that MobiLoans, LLC, provides payday loans to consumers via the internet.

The company is not licensed by the Washington State of 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.

MobiLoans, LLC has been associated with the following address, website, and telephone number are listed below:
164 Yuroni Trail,
Marksville, LA, 71351
http://www.mobiloans.com;
(877) 836-1518

It appears MobiLoans, LLC is a owned and operated by the Tunica Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana as a limited liability company organized under the laws of the Tunica Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, a federally-recognized Indian Tribe. As a result, MobiLoans, LLC may not be subject to the DFI’s jurisdiction.

Verify License

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 the DFI’s website at www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/findcompany.htm.

Payday Loan Debt Collection Laws

Collection activities are subject to the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Therefore, if you have questions regarding debt collection laws please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC HELP, or online at www.ftc.gov.

Debt collectors cannot state or imply that failure to pay a debt is a crime. They cannot call before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. They cannot harass or abuse consumers, or contact consumers’ places of employment.

Report Fraud

If you are suspicious of unlicensed activity by a payday lender please contact the DFI at 1-877-RING-DFI (746-4334), or online at www.dfi.wa.gov.

If you feel you have been the victim of a loan scam please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357), or online at www.ftc.gov.

If you feel you have been the victim of a loan scam involving the Internet please contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center online 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.

Profit Clicking ~ www.profitclicking.com

Previously Known as Justbeenpaid.com


scamFRAUDalert see it necessary to issue this ALERT. We advice potential investors to exercise due diligence when investing with this group. Alternatively this group also operate under the name justbeenpaid.com

Based on our researched, it appears like the origin of this scam is South Africa.

The WHOIS information below list the site as privately protected in South Africa. The site appears to be offering HIGH YIELD INVESTMENT PROGRAM. An investment alternative known for rewarding early investor higher yield than normal. In essence this is a ponzi scheme.

Read HYIP Warnings FROM FINRA Warning and SEC Warning
Address lookup
canonical name profitclicking.com

aliases
addresses: 50.7.161.140
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Domain Name: PROFITCLICKING.COM
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
Name Server: A.BLOCKDOS.COM
Name Server: B.BLOCKDOS.COM
Name Server: C.BLOCKDOS.COM
Name Server: D.BLOCKDOS.COM
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Status: clientDeleteProhibited
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Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 11-jul-2012
Creation Date: 14-mar-2012
Expiration Date: 14-mar-2013

Last update of whois database: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:06:05 UTC
Queried whois.godaddy.com with “profitclicking.com”…

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: PROFITCLICKING.COM
Created on: 14-Mar-12
Expires on: 14-Mar-13
Last Updated on: 11-Jul-12

Registrant:
ProfitClicking
Private Bag X12 Suite 88
Roosevelt Park, Gauteng 2129
South Africa

Administrative Contact:
Team, Executive hostmaster@profitclicking.com
ProfitClicking
Private Bag X12 Suite 88
Roosevelt Park, Gauteng 2129
South Africa
+27.6026040081

Technical Contact:
Team, Executive hostmaster@profitclicking.com
ProfitClicking
Private Bag X12 Suite 88
Roosevelt Park, Gauteng 2129
South Africa
+27.6026040081

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A.BLOCKDOS.COM
B.BLOCKDOS.COM
C.BLOCKDOS.COM
D.BLOCKDOS.COM
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OrgName: FDCservers.net
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City: Amsterdam
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OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE438-ARIN
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NASAA Warns Investors to Watch for Sandy Scams

NASAA Warns Investors to Watch for Sandy Scams

WASHINGTON (October 31, 2012) – Following the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy along the Eastern seaboard, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) today warned investors to beware of opportunistic investment “Sandy scams.

“Unfortunately, we know from experience that disasters bring out the worst in people, especially those seeking to profit from the misfortunes of others. Potential investors should be very cautious if approached with unsolicited Sandy-related investment offers,” said Heath Abshure, NASAA President and Arkansas Securities Commissioner.

In particular, Abshure noted that cold-calling telephone salespeople, advertisements, and Internet postings that promote investment pools or bonds to help storm victims, or tout water-removal or purification technologies, electricity-generating devices and distressed real estate remediation programs should be a red flag for investors.

People also should be aware of the rush of solicitations that follow a highly publicized natural disaster or other crises. “There will be fraudulent charity solicitations,” Abshure said.” Some will be looking for your money; some will be attempting to steal your credit card information for identity theft. As with any charitable contribution, people wanting to help with relief efforts following Sandy should send contributions to only those charities with an established track record.”

Abshure also warned that fake victims may attempt to use social media to dupe well-intentioned donors. “Do not donate to unknown individuals that purport to need aid that post on Facebook, Craigslist, Twitter or other social media sites. These are likely to be fraudsters, who may not have even been a resident of the United States much less a victim of the storm,” he said.

Recalling that many con artists attempted to exploit investors in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Abshure urged investors to:

  • Hang up on aggressive cold callers promoting hurricane-related investments and delete unsolicited e-mail or Internet messages discussing small companies with new hurricane-related technologies or products.
  • Use common sense. Pie-in-the-sky promises often signal investment fraud.
  • Contact your state or provincial securities regulator to check that both the seller and investment are licensed and registered. If not, they may be operating illegally. Contact information is available on NASAA’s website.

NASAA, the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. NASAA’s membership consists of the securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the provinces and territories of Canada, and Mexico.

— NASAA —

For more information:

Bob Webster | Director of Communications | 202-737-0900

WhoIs ~ www.offendex.com

Class Action Lawsuit Against Mugshot Websites

PUBLIC RECORDS ~ MUGSHOTS RECORDS
A GROWING THREAT TO OUR SECURITY

Another of these mugshot sites accessing public data and making them available for PROFIT.                                                                                                      

Individual’s PUBLIC RECORDS are not COMMUNITY PROPERTY nor are they the property of anyone who can quantify such information and make them accessible to the public via the internet.

They are the PRIVATE PROPERTY of the INDIVIDUAL and MUST remain PRIVATE.

Unless such information are sought by LOCAL, STATE, FEDERAL officials or some LEGAL ENTITY for legitimate purposes, these RECORDS in the PUBLIC domain are PRIVATE and not a PUBLIC COMMODITY.

WEBSITES POSTING MUG SHOTS AND EXTORTION

The IC3 has received hundreds of complaints from individuals IC3claiming they located their mug shots on 20 different websites, all of which allegedly use similar business practices. Some victims reported they were juveniles at the time of the arrests and their records were sealed. Therefore, their information should not be available to the public. Others stated the information posted on the sites was either incorrect or blatantly false.

Complainants who requested to have their mug shot removed, had to provide a copy of their driver’s license, court record and other personal identifying information. However, providing such information puts those at risk for identify theft.

Complainants were also subject to paying a fee to have their mug shot removed. Although they paid the fee, some of the mug shots were not removed. If they were removed, the mug shots appeared on similar websites.

If the victim threatened to report the websites for unlawful practice, the websites’ owners threatened to escalate the damaging information against the victim.

File A Complaint

Address lookup
canonical name http://www.offendex.com

aliases
addresses 50.112.252.121
Domain Whois record

Queried whois.internic.net with “dom offendex.com

Domain Name: OFFENDEX.COM
Registrar: MELBOURNE IT, LTD. D/B/A INTERNET NAMES WORLDWIDE
Whois Server: whois.melbourneit.com
Referral URL: http://www.melbourneit.com
Name Server: NS10.DNSMADEEASY.COM
Name Server: NS11.DNSMADEEASY.COM
Name Server: NS12.DNSMADEEASY.COM
Name Server: NS13.DNSMADEEASY.COM
Name Server: NS14.DNSMADEEASY.COM
Name Server: NS15.DNSMADEEASY.COM
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 18-sep-2012
Creation Date: 22-sep-2011
Expiration Date: 22-sep-2013

Last update of whois database: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 22:37:04 UTC
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Domain Name………. offendex.com
Creation Date…….. 2011-09-22
Registration Date…. 2012-08-07
Expiry Date………. 2013-09-23
Tracking Number…… 1678385394_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Organisation Name…. Offendex
Organisation Address. Locked Bag 20019
Organisation Address. registered post accepted only
Organisation Address.
Organisation Address. Melbourne
Organisation Address. 3001
Organisation Address. VIC
Organisation Address. AU

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Admin Address……..
Admin Address. Melbourne
Admin Address…….. 3001
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Admin Phone………. +61.386242485
Admin Fax…………

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Network Whois record

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NetHandle: NET-50-112-0-0-1
Parent: NET-50-0-0-0-0
NetType: Direct Assignment
Comment: The activity you have detected originates from a dynamic hosting environment.
Comment: For fastest response, please submit abuse reports at http://aws-portal.amazon.com/gp/aws/html-forms-controller/contactus/AWSAbuse
Comment: For more information regarding EC2 see:
Comment: http://ec2.amazonaws.com/
Comment: All reports MUST include:
Comment: * src IP
Comment: * dest IP (your IP)
Comment: * dest port
Comment: * Accurate date/timestamp and timezone of activity
Comment: * Intensity/frequency (short log extracts)
Comment: * Your contact details (phone and email) Without these we will be unable to identify the correct owner of the IP address at that point in time.
RegDate: 2011-05-23
Updated: 2012-03-02
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-50-112-0-0-1

OrgName: Amazon.com, Inc.
OrgId: AMAZO-47
Address: EC2, EC2 1200 12th Ave South
City: Seattle
StateProv: WA
PostalCode: 98144
Country: US
RegDate: 2011-05-10
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