Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

May 13 2015

Yesterday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced charges against a Snohomish County caregiver for claiming pay for care while her client was in jail.

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Apr 30 2015

Natural disasters, such as the devastating earthquake in Nepal, often result in many looking for ways to help those in need.

 

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Apr 08 2015

Yesterday, our office announced that AG Ferguson filed a lawsuit against StudentLoanProcessing.US (SLP), a student loan debt adjusting firm, and its president James Krause for violating Washington’s Debt Adjusting Act and Consumer Protection Act.

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Mar 19 2015

Earlier this week, Premera/Blue Cross announced that they have been the target of a major data breach.

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Mar 03 2015

Better Business Bureau is partnering with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office for National Consumer Protection Week, March 1-7.

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Feb 09 2015

No, I don’t mean by that last heartbreaking play, I’m talking about your tickets. There have been several reports of fans that purchased tickets from brokers that ended up not having tickets to sell at all.

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Feb 05 2015

Nearly two years after Standard & Poor's was accused of using deceptive practices leading up to and in the years following the Great Recession, S&P has agreed to settle charges totaling approximately $1.4 billion.

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Dec 23 2014

Deceptive car advertising will not be not tolerated, period. That is the strong message the Washington state Attorney General’s Office sent to car dealers Sound Ford of Renton and Evergreen Ford of Issaquah.

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Dec 02 2014

Merchant Services Direct LLC (MSD), also known as Sphyra, LLC, is paying the price for their dishonest business practices.

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Dec 01 2014

If shoppers don’t find the deals they seek on Black Friday, “Cyber Monday” is an opportunity to shop from the comfort of their own home. Online retailers promote the Monday after Thanksgiving as a day for exceptional bargains. Here are some tips for shopping safely online:

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Dec 01 2014

This consumer alert was published by the Office of the Secretary of State

The Secretary of State’s Corporations and Charities Division is receiving a large number of calls from customers regarding a form received in the mail from the following company:

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Dec 01 2014

Attorney General Bob Ferguson became one of 15 Attorneys General from across the country to encourage the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to regulate mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer agreements for financial products or services.                            

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Dec 01 2014

“Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, is known to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Blockbuster savings entice consumers to spend their hard-earned money. Every year, the Office of the Attorney General releases tips to help Washington consumers arm themselves with information to savvy shoppers as they walk through the mall doors.

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Oct 30 2014

Tech scammers have been around for years and while some companies are caught, new ones continually pop up claiming to be popular and trusted software companies.

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Oct 30 2014

Save yourself some scary surprises this October by being extra careful online. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and as part of a global cybersecurity awareness campaign, Better Business Bureau and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office are partnering with STOP.THINK.CONNECT.™ to help digital citizens stay safe online.

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