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.
May 7 2015
TACOMA — As golf enthusiasts anticipate June’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, in University Place, Wash., many are looking to score a hole-in-one with sought-after tickets.
Apr 27 2015
OLYMPIA — As the death toll climbs in Nepal following the massive earthquake over the weekend, Better Business Bureau along with Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Attorney General Bob Ferguson are urging Washingtonians to be on guard for charity scams targeting donors.
Feb 9 2015
CONSUMER ALERT: Victims of Super Bowl ticket brokers’ empty promises encouraged to file a complaint with Attorney General’s Office
OLYMPIA — Dealing with a heartbreaking Super Bowl loss is bad enough. But we’ve also heard reports of fans buying tickets from brokers, only to find out the brokers did not even have the tickets they purported to sell.
Feb 7 2015
OLYMPIA -- Insurance giant Anthem announced on Feb. 5 that up to 80 million consumers nationwide may be affected by a data breach of current and former customers’ names, social security numbers, contact information and birthdates. It does not appear that any health information was obtained.
Jan 27 2015
OLYMPIA — To coincide with ‘Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week’ (January 26-30), the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and the AARP Fraud Watch Network are launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams.
Dec 10 2014
CONSUMER ALERT: Procurador General Ferguson, Rep. Moscoso y la senadora electa Jayapal advierten de posibles estafas por notarios
OLYMPIA — El Procurador General Bob Ferguson, Rep. Luis Moscoso, D-1er Distrito Legislativo, y la senadora electa estatal Pramila Jayapal, D-37o Distrito Legislativo, emitieron hoy una alerta al consumidor para residentes de Washington sobre posibles estafas dirigidas a los inmigrantes y sus familias.
Dec 3 2014
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, state Representative Luis Moscoso, D-1st Legislative District, and state Senator-elect Pramila Jayapal, D-37th Legislative District, today issued a consumer alert to Washingtonians about possible scams targeting immigrants and their families.
Sep 17 2014
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson is warning consumers that phone scammers posing as legitimate computer technicians are on the prowl in Washington and other states across the country.
Sep 9 2014
The Washington State Office of Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau have joined together to help consumers avoid a school book scam making the rounds to schools in Washington and across the country.