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Beware of Fictitious Debt Collectors

The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking is warning District consumers to be on the alert for scam artists posing as debt collectors.

A consumer reported that he received phone calls from a company using the name Meadowbrook Mediations claiming they were a collection company for Advance Cash America for a debt he did not owe. The consumer claimed never to have a payday loan, and denied owing any monies to Advance Cash America.

High pressure, coercive phone calls were made to coerce the consumer into paying. The consumer was threatened to be reported to law enforcement and threatened with criminal prosecution in attempt to collect on a fabricated loan debt.

The below cited entities, addresses, and telephone numbers are involved in this scam. Do not respond to any request for personal information, send money or seek their assistance if contacted by these entities.

Meadowbrooke Mediations
216 North 5th St.
Bismarck, ND 58501
701-712-9208

Advance Cash America
200 Independence Ave
Washington, DC 20003
206-923-9367

Should you have any questions, please contact the Enforcement and Consumer Protection Division of the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking at 202-727-8000.


Published July 25, 2016