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GovSimplified LLC
2800 Biscayne Blvd, Ste. 200
Miami, Florida
United States – 33137
Phone: (888) 629-8008
Fax: (305) 573-1813
customersatisfaction@govsimplified.com

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Domain Name: GOVSIMPLIFIED.COM
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 146
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Name Server: NS05.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS06.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientRenewProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited

Updated Date: 24-dec-2015
Creation Date: 23-dec-2013
Expiration Date: 23-dec-2016

Last update of whois database: Sat, 03 Sep 2016 22:53:43 GMT

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Domain Name: GOVSIMPLIFIED.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1840143337_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com

Update Date: 2015-12-24T08:30:28Z
Creation Date: 2013-12-23T18:13:59Z

Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-12-23T18:13:59Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505

Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited

Registry Registrant ID: Not Available From Registry
Registrant Name: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Registrant Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Registrant Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Registrant City: Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province: Arizona
Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4806242599
Registrant Fax: +1.4806242598
Registrant Email: GOVSIMPLIFIED.COM@domainsbyproxy.com

Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: Registration Private
Admin Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Admin Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Admin Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Admin City: Scottsdale
Admin State/Province: Arizona
Admin Postal Code: 85260
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.4806242599
Admin Fax: +1.4806242598
Admin Email: GOVSIMPLIFIED.COM@domainsbyproxy.com

Registry Tech ID: Not Available From Registry
Tech Name: Registration Private
Tech Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Tech Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Tech Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Tech City: Scottsdale
Tech State/Province: Arizona
Tech Postal Code: 85260
Tech Country: US
Tech Phone: +1.4806242599
Tech Fax: +1.4806242598
Tech Email: GOVSIMPLIFIED.COM@domainsbyproxy.com

Name Server: NS05.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS06.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
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RegDate: 1991-12-19
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OrgName: Amazon Technologies Inc.
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Address: 410 Terry Ave N.
City: Seattle
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RegDate: 2011-12-08
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Domain Whois record

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Domain Name: GOVSIMPLIFIED.CO
Domain ID: D62357489-CO

Sponsoring Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar URL (registration services): http://www.godaddy.com

Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited

Registrant ID: CR180546719
Registrant Name: Salvador Pascual
Registrant Organization: GovSimplified LLC
Registrant Address1: 2800 Biscayne Blvd
Registrant Address2: Suite 200
Registrant City: Miami
Registrant State/Province: Florida
Registrant Postal Code: 33137
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Country Code: US
Registrant Phone Number: +1.3056848360
Registrant Facsimile Number: +1.4806242598
Registrant Email: salvi@govsimplified.com

Administrative Contact ID: CR180546721
Administrative Contact Name: Salvador Pascual
Administrative Contact Organization: GovSimplified LLC
Administrative Contact Address1: 2800 Biscayne Blvd
Administrative Contact Address2: Suite 200
Administrative Contact City: Miami
Administrative Contact State/Province: Florida
Administrative Contact Postal Code: 33137
Administrative Contact Country: United States
Administrative Contact Country Code: US
Administrative Contact Phone Number: +1.3056848360
Administrative Contact Facsimile Number: +1.4806242598
Administrative Contact Email: salvi@govsimplified.com

Billing Contact ID: CR180546722
Billing Contact Name: Salvador Pascual
Billing Contact Organization: GovSimplified LLC
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Billing Contact Address2: Suite 200
Billing Contact City: Miami
Billing Contact State/Province: Florida
Billing Contact Postal Code: 33137
Billing Contact Country: United States
Billing Contact Country Code: US
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Billing Contact Facsimile Number: +1.4806242598
Billing Contact Email: salvi@govsimplified.com

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Technical Contact Name: Salvador Pascual
Technical Contact Organization: GovSimplified LLC
Technical Contact Address1: 2800 Biscayne Blvd
Technical Contact Address2: Suite 200
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Technical Contact State/Province: Florida
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Technical Contact Country: United States
Technical Contact Country Code: US
Technical Contact Phone Number: +1.3056848360
Technical Contact Facsimile Number: +1.4806242598
Technical Contact Email: salvi@govsimplified.com

Name Server: NS55.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS56.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

Created by Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Last Updated by Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Domain Registration Date: Wed Nov 05 21:01:59 GMT 2014
Domain Expiration Date: Wed Nov 04 23:59:59 GMT 2020
Domain Last Updated Date: Mon Jan 04 17:21:07 GMT 2016
DNSSEC: false

Whois database was last updated on: Sat Sep 03 22:49:27 GMT 2016 <<<<
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NetRange: 52.0.0.0 – 52.31.255.255
CIDR: 52.0.0.0/11
NetName: AT-88-Z
NetHandle: NET-52-0-0-0-1
Parent: NET52 (NET-52-0-0-0-0)
NetType: Direct Allocation
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Organization: Amazon Technologies Inc. (AT-88-Z)
RegDate: 1991-12-19
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OrgName: Amazon Technologies Inc.
OrgId: AT-88-Z
Address: 410 Terry Ave N.
City: Seattle
StateProv: WA
PostalCode: 98109
Country: US
RegDate: 2011-12-08
Updated: 2014-10-20
Comment: All abuse reports MUST include:
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Comment: * dest IP (your IP)
Comment: * dest port
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Ref: https://whois.arin.net/rest/org/AT-88-Z

OrgNOCHandle: AANO1-ARIN
OrgNOCName: Amazon AWS Network Operations
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OrgAbuseHandle: AEA8-ARIN
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OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@amazonaws.com
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American Cash Services USA – Payday Loan Collection Scam

Date Posted:
Monday, November 30, 2015

Updated: November 30, 2015
Originally posted: February 22, 2011

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) warns consumers to verify the license of any lender they consider doing business with. If consumers are contacted by debt collectors, consumers should verify that debt that being collected is debt that the consumer actually owes. DFI urges consumers to verify the debt before making payment arrangements or giving out nonpublic personal information.

DFI has received complaints about what appears to be a collection scam. Consumers report receiving calls or e-mails claiming that the consumers owe debts that they do not actually owe. This scam appears to target consumers who applied for loans from unlicensed companies online. The people behind this scam claim that the consumers owe debt to companies with “ACS” in their names or the initials “ACS.” Examples include:

  • American Cash Services
  • American Cash Services USA
  • Advance Cash Services
  • Ace Cash Services
  • ACS Legal Group

Some consumers report receiving repeated harassing collection calls. The callers call consumers at work and home. In some cases, they have called consumers’ credit references. The callers often threaten legal action. Many of the callers claim to be attorneys or members of law enforcement. The callers often have the consumer’s personal information such as checking account numbers and social security numbers.

Other consumers report receiving repeated harassing e-mails. These e-mails also threaten legal action, and may come from senders claiming to be attorneys or members of law enforcement. The people sending these e-mails also have access to consumers’ personal information.

The following contact information has been associated with this apparent scam:

210-775-2534
229-384-5700
303-261-8949
315-507-8391
347-468-8535
347-468-8964
404-410-2486
413-835-4855
607-595-1838
609-325-2479
629-325-2479
714-929-7223
832-232-0384

acs.legalassistance.us@gmail.com
collections@ace-cashexpress.com
collections.cashnet.us@gmail.com
collection.debt.acs@acs-settlement.com
corporations.legalorg@gmail.com
debt.collections@pcs-department.com
johnsmithacs@outlook.com
settlement.department@acscorps.com

None of the above-listed companies are licensed by DFI. These companies are also not registered with the Secretary of State, do not have a license to do business in Washington State, and are not licensed collection agencies.

Verify Licenses

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.

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(link is external).

Report Fraud

Washington State residents, if you are suspicious of unlicensed activity by a payday lender please contact the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions at 1-877-RING-DFI (746-4334), or online at www.dfi.wa.gov.

If you live in another state, find your state regulator(link is external).

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(link is external); or contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855) 411-CFPB or online atwww.consumerfinance.gov(link is external). 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(link is external).

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(link is external).

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.

Instant Loan dba instantloan.net – Advance Fee Loan Scam

Date Posted:Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (“DFI”) warns consumers to verify that any lender with which they consider doing business holds the appropriate license. Consumers are urged to verify licensing status prior to giving lenders nonpublic personal information, such as social security and checking account numbers.

DFI received a complaint against Instant Loan d/b/a instantloan.net (“Instant Loan”). It appears that this entity is operating an advance fee payday loan scam. Instant Loan is not licensed with the Department. Often times an unlicensed business will require that consumers pay fees in advance of receiving a loan but will not provide the loan after receiving consumers’ funds.

Verify Licenses

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 Department’s website atwww.dfi.wa.gov.

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 382-4357 (1-877-FTC HELP), or online at www.ftc.gov(link is external).

Report Fraud

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

If you live in another state, go to the following webpage to find the regulator in your home state:http://mortgage.nationwidelicensingsystem.org/consumer/Pages/AgencyContacts.aspx(link is external).

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(link is external); or contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855) 411-CFPB (2372) or online atwww.consumerfinance.gov(link is external). 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(link is external).

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(link is external).

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.

Sierra Finance, LLC dba Sierra Lending – Unlicensed Loans

Date Posted: Friday, January 8, 2016

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) warns consumers to verify that they any lender they considered doing business with is licensed by DFI. DFI urges consumers to verify licensing status before giving the lender nonpublic personal information, such as social security number and checking account access.

DFI has received complaints against Sierra Finance, LLC d/b/a Sierra Lending (Sierra Lending). Sierra Lending is an online lender that asserts that it is wholly owned by the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, a federally-recognized Indian Tribe, and that it has sovereign immunity. Based on its claim of sovereign immunity, it asserts that it is not subject to regulation by the DFI and that only the United States Government has jurisdiction over federally recognized Indian Tribes and their business activities.

Sierra Lending is not licensed by DFI. Sierra Lending is not registered to conduct business in Washington State by the Department of Licensing, the Department of Revenue, or the Secretary of State.

Sierra Lending operates a website at http://www.sierralending.com. Its contact information is:

Email: customerservice@sierralending.com

Mail Address: PO Box 647
Santa Ysabel, CA 92070

Phone Number: 855-556-9477
Fax Number: 877-727-0525

If you have a complaint against Sierra Lending you can contact the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel. The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel’s contact information is:

Phone Number: 760-765-0845
Fax Number: 760-765-2545
Email Address: info@iipaymantion-nsn.gov
Mailing Address: PO Box 130
Santa Ysabel, CA 92070

Verify Licenses

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 Department’s website atwww.dfi.wa.gov.

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 382-4357 (1-877-FTC HELP), or online at www.ftc.gov(link is external).

Report Fraud

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

If you live in another state, go to the following webpage to find the regulator in your home state:http://mortgage.nationwidelicensingsystem.org/consumer/Pages/AgencyContacts.aspx(link is external).

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(link is external); or contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855) 411-CFPB (2372) or online at www.consumerfinance.gov(link is external). 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(link is external).

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(link is external).

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.

Priority Payday – Advance Fee Loan Scam

Date Posted: Friday, January 8, 2016

Updated: 01/08/2016
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014

Washington State consumers report that entities calling themselves Priority Payday, Priority Payday Loan, and Priority Payday Loan Servicing LLC may be operating advanced fee loan scams.

One consumer reported that she submitted her personal information on several loan matching websites and, a short time later, she received phone calls and e-mails from entities offering her advance fee loans. Among those was Priority Payday. A representative of Priority Payday named John Benson offered the consumer a $3,000 loan if the consumer paid an advance fee of $219.98. Attached to John Benson’s e-mail were phony loan documents.

A second consumer received a similar e-mail from a person calling himself Robert Clark. Robert Clark claimed to represent Priority Payday Loan and Priority Payday Loan Servicing LLC. Phony loan documents were also attached to Robert Clark’s e-mail.

These apparent scams are associated with the following contact information:

209-916-4711
585-200-5788
585-633-7621
prioritydayday@hotmail.com
robertclark2717@gmail.com
http://www.pdiloans.com

DFI contacted the company providing phone service to Priority Payday. Based on phone records obtained, it appears that Priority Payday is located in India.

Priority Payday, Priority Payday Loan, and Priority Payday Loan Servicing LLC are not licensed to provide loans in Washington State. They are also not licensed to otherwise do business in Washington State. DFI strongly recommends that consumers deal only with those consumer lenders that are properly licensed. Consumers can determine whether companies are properly licensed using the “Verify a License” feature on the Department’s website at www.dfi.wa.gov.

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 atwww.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/findcompany.htm.

Report Fraud

Washington State residents, if you are suspicious of unlicensed activity by a payday lender please contact the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions at 1-877-RING-DFI (746-4334), or online at www.dfi.wa.gov.

If you live in another state, find your state regulator(link is external).

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(link is external); or contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855) 411-CFPB or online atwww.consumerfinance.gov(link is external). 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(link is external).

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(link is external).

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.