Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Advance America, Cash Advance Centers of California, LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Grupo Salinas
Penalty: 
$160,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
March 12, 2018
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
payday lending violation
Violation Description: 

Advance America agreed to pay $160,000 in penalties and refunds in settlement of allegations it violated the California Deferred Deposit Transaction Law by using unlicensed lead generators and collecting unauthorized fees.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Department of Business Oversight
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
Mexico
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
diversified
Specific Industry of Parent: 
diversified
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.