Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Aug 26 2011

Hello All Consuming blog readers. I am your new Blog Moderator, Sarah Lane. As you know, Kristin Alexander has left the office to pursue her theatrical dreams. So, I will be taking over as the main contributor to the blog and the comment reviewer.

Aug 24 2011

As she departs her job to pursue a dream, All Consuming blog moderator Kristin Alexander touts a career in public service.

Aug 23 2011

California authorities sued multiple lawyers and others last week for allegedly taking millions of dollars from homeowners in states including Washington who were promised mortgage relief.

Aug 18 2011

The Washington Attorney General’s Office says too many car ads violate consumer protection laws. The office announced eight settlements today that are part of its ongoing work to steer dealers toward fair business practices.

Aug 15 2011

Thinking of buying a car online? Read this first.

Aug 10 2011

Locking yourself out of your car or home is frustrating enough. But imagine calling a locksmith then being charged double – or even more –  the quoted fee.

Aug 08 2011

The Attorney General's Office is suing ReconTrust Company, a subsidiary of Bank of America, for conducting illegal foreclosures on thousands of Washington homeowners.

Jul 27 2011

The UK Advertising Standards Authority determined two airbrushed magazine ads are "misleading."

Jul 25 2011

It’s summer, and the sun is finally out! Unfortunately, so are summer scammers, looking to make quick money by cheating you. To help you stop them, the New York Attorney General’s Office has published a brochure about how to identify and avoid summer scams. And even though the information comes from across the country, scammers operate the same way in Washington, and it’s a good idea to be aware of the dangers out there this summer.

Jul 22 2011

Lots of Americans carry wallets around every day. It’s a great way to keep your cash, cards, and IDs organized. But wallets are also easily lost or stolen, and if that happens to you when you’re carrying around the wrong kinds of information, it could make you an easy target for identity theft. Fortunately, Mellody Hobson and ABC News have some great tips on what to put—and what not to put—in your wallet.

Jul 20 2011

Yesterday, Google started putting a yellow box with a warning at the top of search results pages for users who may have been infected with a certain kind of malware.

Jul 19 2011

The Washington Bar Association's Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project will continue helping homeowners, thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the Attorney General's Office. Since the program began in June 2009, the WSBA, Northwest Justice Project and hundreds of volunteer lawyers have helped Washington families in crisis.

Jul 15 2011

The Department of Licensing's blog has a warning about a phishing scheme.

Jul 13 2011

Facing foreclosure? New help is available.

Jul 12 2011

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime are hosting a public forum on child identity theft today in Washington, DC. The program is webcast live.

 

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