City Attorney Dennis Herrera has taken part in a “Pay Me Maybe” parody video that raises awareness about the Oct. 1 deadline for consumers to file claims for repayment from Money Mart or Loan Mart as part of a statewide $7.5 million settlement negotiated by Herrera’s office.  The non-commercial public service video, which was an internship project by Jeanne Pastore, cleverly pays homage to this summer’s ubiquitous internet meme of home-made videos that feature Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit single, “Call Me Maybe.”
You can help spread the important public service message Jeanne’s video so entertainingly conveys by re-tweeting, sharing and/or posting it on your web page.   Please also consider email blasting the video to your members, coalition partners or constituencies throughout California.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHhf8YYCdhA                 On behalf of California consumers, City Attorney Dennis J. Herrera sued Money Mart (owned by Dollar Financial Inc.) alleging that certain loans offered at Money Marts in 2005 were illegal and that installment loans offered in Money Mart stores from 2005 to 2007 were illegal. The City Attorney and Money Mart have reached a settlement requiring Money Mart to repay Californians who took out the loans at issue.
Questions or for more information:
Phone | SF 3-1-1 Money Mart Settlement Hotline at (866) 497-5497 Email | MoneyMartSettlement@sfgov.org Web | sfcityattorney.org Facebook | facebook.com/sfcityattorney
Am I Eligible For a Repayment?
You may be eligible for repayment if: you borrowed a pay day advance loan (sometimes called a “Cash ‘til Payday”loan) at a Money Mart store between January 2005 and July 2005, or you borrowed an installment loan (sometimes called a “CustomCash” loan) at a Money Mart store between July 2005 and March 2007.
How Much of a Repayment Can I Receive?
If you are a customer who took out one or more of these loans, you could receive the full amount of interest, fees or finance charges that you paid, minus $45 for each two weeks of the loan term, minus any other amount you owe to Money Mart for the loan principal on this or other loans, and minus any amounts you owe to Money Mart in connection with check-cashing transactions. The amount you receive will depend on your particular circumstances and may depend on how many people apply for repayment.
How Do I Claim My Cash Award?
Visit www.sfcityattonrey.orgto download and print the Claim Form and mail it to the third-party Settlement Administrator, Gilardi & Co., LLC at the address below. It must be postmarked by October 1, 2012. Claims postmarked after October 1, 2012 will not be eligible. Mail to: Installment Loans Settlement Administrator, c/o Gilardi & Co., LLC, PO Box 8060, Corte Madera, CA 94912-8060
KEVIN L. EASTON Coordinator, Community Relations

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