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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

The Washington Attorney General’s Office is suing an online seller of stethoscopes for sales practices that caused consumers substantial heartache.

stethoscopeThe state’s suit filed today in King County Superior Court blames Seattle resident Marc Werblud and two companies he owns: Stethoscopes Plus, Inc., of Mercer Island, and Magna Fortis Corp., of Bellevue, of violating the state’s Consumer Protection Act.

“The crux of the problem is that many consumers who paid for stethoscopes and blood-pressure equipment didn’t receive their orders and couldn’t reach anyone to complain,” said Senior Counsel Paula Selis, who heads up our Consumer Protection High-Tech Unit.

The Attorney General’s Office has received 23 complaints about Werblud's businesses since 2007, mostly from consumers in other states. See today's news release for additional details.

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