Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Aug 31 2009
In a sign of the economic times, credit cards and predatory lending/mortgages cracked the national top 10 list of consumer complaints to state attorneys general offices last year, the National Association of Attorney General announced today.
Aug 25 2009
The U.S. Transportation Department has extended the deadline for dealers to file Cash for Clunkers applications once again, this time until 5 PDT tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 25).
Aug 10 2009
Last week, the feds injected another $2 billion into the "Cash for Clunkers" program. Cars are selling and the Attorney General’s Office is receiving questions from consumers about just how much dealers are supposed to knock off of their trade-in. Hopefully, this helps clear up some of the confusion.
Jun 24 2009
The Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys have declared war, so to speak, on a number of companies that advertise so-called extended vehicle warranties through the use of deceptive “robo-calls” ... Have you received any robo-calls lately advertising car warranties/service contracts?
Jun 03 2009
Here’s some sweet news for Chrysler owners: The Chrysler Group, LLC, and Fiat have agreed to honor the “Lemon Law” rights of buyers when the new company takes control of the U.S. auto maker.
Jun 01 2009
The car ads are enticing: 75% off manufacturer's suggested retail price. $0 Down Delivers! Forced Liquidation! Unfortunately, offers like these can be misleading. ...
Apr 23 2009
The Washington Attorney General’s Office is leading a 40-state investigation into several businesses that send official-looking postcards warning that your car’s warranty recently expired or will soon. ...
Apr 02 2009
KOMO TV reported today that Republic Parking in Seattle owes refunds to thousands of customers. According to the story, the company blames a computer glitch for causing 12,000 old transactions to be processed again ...
Mar 13 2009
A number of Attorney General Rob McKenna’s legislative priorities have survived the March 12 deadline to move out of the legislative house of origin and are scheduled for public hearings next week. These include several bills to safeguard consumers.
Mar 10 2009
The Washington Attorney General’s All Consuming blog has become a hotspot for gripes about so-called free gas vouchers. Since posting a Nov. 3 warning about the difficulty of redeeming the vouchers, we’ve received 168 comments from consumers throughout the nation who say they haven’t received their promised gas. The bulk of the complaints are related to a Florida company called Tidewater Marketing Global Consultants, Inc., which operated Web sites including freegasredemption.com and freebeegas.com.

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