Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jan 28 2013

DPDlogoJanuary 28 is Data Privacy Day. To mark the occasion, the Online Trust
Alliance (OTA) announced a series of town hall meetings and the release
of the OTA 2013 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide. Attorney
General Bob Ferguson is the keynote for the Seattle event on January 30.

Jan 23 2013

Graphic of e-receipt displayed on a cell phoneLike many of you, I was introduced to e-receipts during the frantic
holiday shopping season. Frustrated and tired at the end of a long day, I
was barely listening when the cashier asked me if I wanted a paper
receipt, email receipt or both. Working at the AGO, I know better than
to agree to something before looking into the details.

Dec 20 2012

With the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy fresh in our minds during the holiday season, many of us are seeking ways to share our blessings with those in need.

Dec 05 2012

<p><img alt="CyberC" border="5" height="156" src="http://agportal-s3bucket.s3.amazonaws.com/uploadedImages/Home/News/Press... style="border-width: 5px; border-style: solid; width: 225px; height: 156px;" title="CyberC" width="225" />On October 3, 2012, a portion of our computer network that is used by Nationwide Insurance and Allied Insurance was criminally intruded upon by an unidentified perpetrator.</p>

Oct 31 2012

PumpkinJust in time for Halloween, here’s some scary news about people leaving themselves wide open to having their identities stolen, bank accounts breached and personal information posted for the whole world to see. FoxNews.com reports on the 25 worst passwords on the web.

Oct 17 2012

HueyTalkCongratulations to Senior Assistant Attorney General David Huey, who last night received the Washington State Bar Association’s (WSBA) Angelo Petruss Award for Lawyers in Public Service.

Aug 07 2012

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Aug 03 2012

womancreditcardReceived annoying calls about your credit card interest rate? Along with being annoying, it might also be a scam.

Aug 02 2012

billsAfter receiving more than 500 complaints in the last 36 months, the Better Business Bureau this month issued a warning to businesses about misleading invoices sent by California-based US Telecom. The invoices have been sent to businesses in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, Montana and beyond. 

Aug 01 2012

Yesterday I received the following email from daidou@tora-rd.com..

Jul 16 2012

moneyA challenge: please count the number of things wrong with "Col. Smith's" email.

Jul 11 2012

LoveWhen it comes to love, the euphoric feeling of personal affection for another person, we all want it. We all deserve it. However, where you find it can be a little tricky. I’m not talking about the bar scene or bumping into someone at a coffee shop. I’m talking about online dating sites, which scammers have discovered in recent years.

Jul 06 2012

According to the Kitsap Sun and Q13Fox, 16 students and employees at Olympic College reported that their credit cards had been compromised. The victims told college security officers that their credit card companies notified them of suspicious activity.

Jun 15 2012

Some people say looks are everything. Is that true? When it comes to shopping for food or clothing, a recent survey says – yes. A cool label or beautiful clothing display can influence what you buy. For example: When I’m looking for spaghetti sauce, I go into the grocery store thinking I’m going to buy “Hunt’s

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