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Entities fraudulently using Rise Credit of California’s DBO license number

Jun 14, 2018

The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has been notified of two entities, “Surf Hollister California LLC DBA” and “Raymond Bryan” (with email address and website, falsely claiming to be licensed by the DBO. The entities are presenting falsified licensing documents with the DBO seal and staff signatures and the license number “603 J998.” That license number belongs to “RISE CREDIT OF CALIFORNIA,” a legitimate DBO licensee under the California Financing Law. Neither “Surf Hollister California LLC DBA” nor “Raymond Bryan Loan Firm” hold any licenses with the DBO.

The DBO urges consumers to exercise extreme caution before responding to any solicitation promoting loans or other offers. To check whether a financial service provider is licensed in California, or to file a complaint, consumers should go to the DBO website at or call 1-866-275-2677.