Good news for California residents. On 8/27/2008 the State of California issued a "Desist and Refrain Order" to Cash Transfer Centers, Northway Broker and Northway Financial. You will also find one under E-care/Sonic issued on 3/6/07 - they are all affiliatied with each other - so don't be fooled.
How many California residents filed complaints with the AG regarding CTC and Northway? You should do it - the more complaints filed by California residents may prompt the state to file civil action with penalties.
It only took 1 person as noted in the action order to get the state's attention. Wishful thinking on my part that I was that one person however, I did indeed file a complaint with the AG, BBB, FTC and I sent them copies of their illegal contract as well including any and all communications with CTC/Northway/E-care in June. I even outlined what I did to CTC regarding the money they owed me for illegal fees - I am sure CTC didn't like the tables turned on them.
Just goes to show have faith in your AG's and not fall for CTC's BS.
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