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AG Swanson Sues Unlicensed Business Collection Agencies Company That Aggressively Pursued Individuals For Fake Payday Advances

Attorney General Lori Swanson today filed a lawsuit against worldwide Gateway possibilities, Inc., which operates call facilities in Jamaica, in making unlicensed collection calls wanting to gather fake cash advance debts—or “phantom” debts—from Minnesotans whom try not to owe them.

“Phony collectors aggressively pursue assortment of fake debts. These phone telephone calls could be unsettling, but individuals should not be intimidated into spending a financial obligation they don’t owe,” said Attorney General Swanson.

Minnesota residents report that worldwide Gateway tried to bully them into settling fake payday advances that they had never ever applied for, including threatening to file legal actions, getting the individual arrested, or giving the sheriff with their house when they didn’t spend the funds. Types of the company’s strategies into the Complaint include:

over and over over and over over and over repeatedly calling an senior St. Cloud few to demand they pay back a delinquent cash advance financial obligation of $400, and even though their only loan ended up being their property home loan. threatening to register case against a Brooklyn Park girl if she failed to spend a payday loan off within two times from a business she’d never heard about. Fearing case, the woman compensated Global Gateway $366.95, simply to get more telephone calls through the business on another “phantom” debt one thirty days later. (more…)