Goldmark Financial Group
Advance Fee Loan Scam
July 28, 2009
Note: This company is not associated in any way with Goldmark Financial Corporation located at 19109 36th Ave W., Lynnwood, Washington.
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is warning consumers to verify the license of any lending professional they are considering doing business with to avoid becoming victims of potential scams.
Goldmark Financial Group may be conducting a loan scam. Goldmark Financial Group is using the website http://www.goldmarkfinancialgroup.com. They have a listed address of:
4375 Brook Street
Clinton, WA 98236
This does not appear to be a valid address for Goldmark Financial Group or any of its affiliates. Neither the Washington State Department of Revenue nor the Office of the Secretary of State shows that Goldmark Financial Group is authorized to do business in Washington. The company is not licensed by the Department of Financial Institutions.
How The Potential Scam May Work
- Consumers are contacted by Goldmark Financial Group stating that the consumer has been approved for a loan
- Consumers are advised that they must send upfront payments in advance of the loan disbursement via Western Union and that after funds are received Goldmark Financial Group will provide the loan funds
- Once consumers send the money no loan is ever made
- When contacting Goldmark Financial Group inquiring about the loan funds, consumers may be asked to provide additional funds
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 1-877-FTC HELP (382-4357), or online at www.ftc.gov. Also, victims should report their experiences to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.