Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Consumer Alert:
Capital Financial Service

Possible Advance Fee Scam

October 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.

Capital Financial Service may be conducting an advance fee loan scam. They have a listed address of:

4434 Boblett Rd.
Blaine, WA 98231

These addresses do not appear to be valid.

Capital Financial Service has listed a telephone number of (206) 426-5092. This number reaches a fax machine.

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

How The Potential Scam Works

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 382-4357 (1-877-FTC HELP), 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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