Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Consumer Alert:
Stonewater and Associates and Erika Giron

Possible Advance Fee Scam

November 2, 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.

Stonewater and Associates, being run by Erika Giron, may be conducting an advance fee loan scam. Stonewater and Associates has a listed address of:

451 S.W 10TH ST. Suite 104
Renton, Washington 98057

These addresses do not appear to be valid.

Stonewater and Associates has a listed telephone number of:

1-206-339-5694

Stonewater and Associates has a Web site at:

http://stonewaterandassociates.com

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 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.

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