Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Consumer Alert:
Huskhawk Marketing Group

Charging Fees In Excess Permitted By Washington State Law

July 7, 2011

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.

Huskhawk Marketing Group provides short-term loans (payday loans) to consumers via the internet. Huskhawk is engaged in lending money short-term to consumers who pay back the loans by authorizing repayment from their checking accounts on specific dates. Huskhawk may refuse to cancel a transaction at the consumer’s request, and has charged fees in excess of those permitted by Washington State lending laws.

Huskhawk Marketing Group is not licensed by the Washington State 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. The company is represented by Michael White of Katten, Muchin, and Rosenman, LLP, with offices at 2900 K. Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20007-5118.

Huskhawk Marketing Group’s counsel has stated to DFI that the company is located in the “Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis” and is not subject to Washington State law. DFI is not persuaded by this argument. On or about December 10, 2010, Ted Rowland, a representative of Huskhawk Marketing Group voluntarily signed a Declaration and Agreement to Cease and Desist regarding future Washington State transactions.

If you have a complaint involving Huskhawk Marketing Group, you may obtain the online complaint form at www.dfi.wa.gov/cs/complaint.htm.

DFI strongly recommends consumers only deal with those payday loan companies that are properly licensed by DFI to conduct such business.

The following additional addresses have been found to be associated with Huskhawk Marketing Group:

HUSKHAWK MARKETING COMPANY LLC
C/O FRAMPTION T "TED" ROWLAND III, REGISTERED AGENT
7301 MISSION RD, STE 318
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS 66208-3032

HUSKHAWK MARKETING COMPANY LLC
C/O FRAMPTION T "TED" ROWLAND III, REGISTERED AGENT
P.O. BOX 556
CHARLESTON, SC 29402-0556

HUSKHAWK MARKETING COMPANY LLC
C/O FRAMPTION T "TED" ROWLAND III, REGISTERED AGENT
C/O CHOCKTAW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
1405 E. KIRK STREET
HUGO, OK 74743-3603

If You Feel You're A Victim

If you have a complaint involving Huskhawk Marketing Group, you may file a complaint with DFI at www.dfi.wa.gov.

Victims may also want to report their experiences to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

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