Online payday loan company forced out of Missouri

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -  A South Dakota based online lender agrees to stop doing business with Missouri consumers.  Attorney General Chris Koster is forcing the payday loan company out of Missouri.

As many as 6,300 Missouri consumers are victims. Each applied for online loans with one or more of the 8 operations run by a single  individual.

Martin "Butch"  Webb was doing business from a Native American reservation in South Dakota.  The computer loans are short term with outragious fees and requires the consumer agree to wage garnishment if needed to ensure payback.  Now, the lender must pay $270,000 in restitution and immediately stop collecting on outstanding loan payments.

Koster said Martin A. “Butch” Webb acted through numerous business entities operating from a Native American reservation in South Dakota, including Payday Financial, Western Sky Financial, Lakota Cash, Great Sky Finance, Red Stone Financial, Big Sky Cash, Lakota Cash, and Financial Solutions, none of which were licensed to do business in Missouri.

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