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.
Earlier this week, Premera/Blue Cross announced that they have been the target of a major data breach.
Better Business Bureau is partnering with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office for National Consumer Protection Week, March 1-7.
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.
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.
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.
Merchant Services Direct LLC (MSD), also known as Sphyra, LLC, is paying the price for their dishonest business practices.
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:
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:
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Many Washingtonians, especially in the Seattle area, have notified the AGO that they have received postcards promising complimentary flights and discounted travel. After further investigation, the AGO has found that the postcards offer nothing more than overpriced access to common, easily-accessible travel agency memberships.First seen in the 1990s, these “travel club” middlemen contact consumers through mail, over the phone, or online in hopes of luring consumers to call a toll-free number and use a promo code provided in the initial contact.
The federal government today levied a record $1.2 billion penalty against Toyota for misleading the public and government regulators about the company’s problems with unintended acceleration in its vehicles caused by floor mat and “sticky gas pedal” issues.