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Behind 700% Loans, Profits Flow Through Red Rock to Wall Street

Joshua Wrenn needed money to make the January payment for his Jeep Cherokee.

The truck driver and aspiring country singer in Madison, North Carolina, got $800 within minutes from a website he found on his phone. When he called to check his balance a few weeks later, he was told he had electronically signed a contract to pay back $3,920 to a company owned by an American Indian tribe.