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.
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.
Feb 11 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced Moneygram Payment Systems, Inc. will pay $13 million to resolve a multi-state investigation into how Moneygram’s wire transfer service was used in schemes to defraud consumers.
Feb 5 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced Washington homeowners will recover $1 million, as part of a $470 million agreement secured for homeowners nationwide through a state-federal legal action against mortgage lender and servicer HSBC.
Jan 29 2016
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request bill to raise the sale age of tobacco and vapor products to 21 today passed the House Health Care & Wellness Committee in a bipartisan 9-3 vote.
Jan 20 2016
OLYMPIA — A Stuart Elway poll released today shows an overwhelming 65 percent of Washingtonians support raising the sale age of tobacco to 21. This result shows clear public support for Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s proposal to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco and vapor products to 21.
Jan 15 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Kirkland car dealership will pay $74,000 to resolve allegations it sent out thousands of promotional mailers mimicking official recall notices.