May 1 2006
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna today warned consumers to watch out for callers who claim you have won a voucher for free gasoline then ask for a checking account number.
Apr 4 2006
McKenna, Attorneys General Nationwide File Formal Objections to Proposed IRS Rules Concerning Privacy Protections
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna this week filed formal objections to the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed rules that would make it easier for businesses to sell and share personal information included on tax returns.
Feb 28 2006
PIERCE COUNTY – A Pierce County woman today pled guilty to two counts of identity theft in the first degree, one count of theft in the first degree and six counts of theft in the second degree. The case was filed in Pierce County Superior Court by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in August 2005.
Jan 26 2006
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna announced new recommendations for reducing identity theft in Washington during a press conference today at the State Capitol.
Dec 22 2005
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna today encouraged Washington residents to support local charities, but also cautioned them to check into exactly where their contributions are going before making a donation.
Nov 2 2005
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna convened Washington’s first statewide summit to address identity theft on Wednesday in SeaTac, bringing together nearly 300 leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss how to tackle what has become the fastest-growing crime in the United States.
Sep 7 2005
TACOMA– Two people were arraigned in Pierce County Superior Court today on fraud and identity theft-related charges filed by the Attorney General’s Office.
Sep 1 2005
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna today encouraged Washington residents to support disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina but also cautioned them to be on the lookout for charity scams, including bogus solicitations by e-mail and phone.
Aug 3 2005
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna warned consumers today to be wary of phone calls and e-mails from con artists who – piggybacking on recent security breach reports – pretend to be from the fraud department of a bank or credit card company.
Aug 2 2005
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna issued the following statement regarding developments today in the security breach at CardSystems Solutions, Inc.: