Dec 13 2017
OLYMPIA — Scammers are posing as the Washington State Supreme Court Clerk to call Washingtonians to demand money and threaten arrest. The fraudulent calls have so far targeted individuals with Hispanic last names.
Dec 13 2017
ALERTA DE FRAUDE: Tenga cuidado con los estafadores que se hacen pasar por el secretario del Tribunal Superior
OLYMPIA — Algunos estafadores se están haciendo pasar por el Secretario del Tribunal Superior para llamar a los habitantes de Washington para exigirles dinero y amenazarlos con arrestarlos. Hasta el momento, las llamadas han tenido como blanco personas con apellidos hispanos.
Nov 27 2017
OLYMPIA — While many areas of the country are still reeling from the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, scam artists are now trying to sell flood-damaged vehicles here in Washington state. The Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance estimates as many as 1 million vehicles flood-damaged vehicles could be sold to unsuspecting buyers nationwide.
Sep 13 2017
OLYMPIA — Equifax, one of the three major nationwide credit reporting agencies, recently announced a serious data breach that could impact millions of Washington consumers.
Jun 13 2017
The Attorney General’s Office has received numerous inquiries about advertisements telling consumers that they can sign up to receive payments from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. This is a scam. Individuals are not eligible to receive payments from the Master Settlement Agreement.
Mar 4 2016
SEATTLE — A fast-moving phone scam is targeting taxpayers across the country. Victims have reported threats of license suspension, arrest and deportation.
Feb 12 2016
SEATTLE — The Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) will soon launch a website for consumers to file claims for their share of the $63 million LCD recovery. In the meantime, the AGO cautions consumers that a third-party agent has set up a website to file claims on behalf of consumers, but will charge one-third of the recovery money to do so. When the AGO claims website goes live, consumers can file their own claims for free.
Oct 9 2015
SEATTLE — In the wake of a data breach at the credit-reporting company, Experian, affecting some 329,000 Washington state T-Mobile customers, Attorney General Bob Ferguson today offered consumers information about how to guard against potential identity theft.
Aug 20 2015
SEATTLE — With emotions running high today because of the three firefighter deaths in Washington State, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office strongly urge well-intended donors to use extreme caution before giving to wildfire relief efforts.
Jun 12 2015
SEATTLE — The calls are often along the same lines: A “technician” claiming to be from a well-known company, like Microsoft, tells you your computer is infected with a virus. He throws around some technical jargon, often walking you through some benign activities like opening a Web browser or some computer utility.