Maine Department of Consumer Protection

The Maine Attorney General's consumer protection division is looking for people to become volunteer mediators.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's Department of Consumer Protection is warning Mainers about the true cost of high-interest loans.

According to a publication out today from the department, Mainers are accessing loans - some unlicensed in the state - that end up costing them thousands of dollars.

David Leach is with the Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection -- he says he's seen cases of this all over the state.