Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Apr 7 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced favorable resolutions for Washington consumers with six student loan debt adjustors that overcharged Washington state students and collected unlawful fees. Ferguson also obtained a default judgment against a seventh student loan debt adjustor for the same type of unfair and deceptive actions.
Mar 30 2016
TACOMA — Four people under prosecution by the Attorney General’s Criminal Litigation Unit for charges related to evading cigarette taxes entered guilty pleas mid-trial yesterday. The defendants imported hundreds of thousands of cigarettes from other states or tribal reservations, then sold them at their Puyallup smoke shop without paying required taxes.
Mar 17 2016
SEATTLE —Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the claims process for consumers to recover their share of a $63 million recovery in a price-fixing enforcement action brought by the Attorney General’s Office.
Mar 16 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his office has put a stop to the deceptive business practices of a Seattle-based man and his three companies who will pay back as much as $7,750,000 to approximately 165,000 consumers nationwide.
Mar 16 2016
SEATTLE — A Thurston County judge ordered a California company that scammed new Washington property owners into buying overpriced deeds to pay more than $3.6 million today, after granting summary judgment in a lawsuit brought by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
Mar 11 2016
SEATTLE — The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division today released its top 20 consumer complaints for 2015. 
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.
Mar 3 2016
SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge today ordered civil penalties and restitution up to $1.15 million in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against Mandatory Poster Agency (MPA). The company duped thousands of Washington small businesses into paying for documents many people thought were coming from a state agency.  
Feb 29 2016
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined seven attorneys general today in calling on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to restore education benefits to veterans who were victims of predatory institutions, such as Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Feb 16 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson prevailed today in his lawsuit against a California company that scammed new property owners into buying overpriced deeds.