Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Sep 20 2007
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that more than 200 warning letters have been sent to lenders, brokers, and publishers about deceptive mortgage advertisements that appear in newspapers and...
Sep 18 2007
Summer has flown by and many college students are headed back to school. Some will be moving into their first apartments. Just as you need to study for your classes, you should do your homework before...
Aug 27 2007
The Better Business Bureau alerted consumers today to a  telemarketing scam in which cons claiming affiliatiation with “American Standard Financial” promise to provide a student grant in return for a payment....
Aug 08 2007
Spammers reportedly unleashed one of the biggest online stock manipulation campaigns in history this week, increasing global spam levels by 30 percent. News reports say experts have detected about 500...
Aug 03 2007
Imagine ordering a couple of replacement credit cards and receiving 2,000! That’s what happened to a New York man. Fortunately, he destroyed the jumbo shipments before the cards landed in the hands of...
Aug 01 2007
We settled a case last week concerning the refund and cancellation policies of Titleist Meats, which sells meat products door to door in Washington. Under the agreement, Titleist agreed to provide buyers...
Jul 31 2007
When you’re out and about and need a phone number or address, you probably call 411. And your telephone provider probably charges you for the call. Here are a couple of directory information services you...
Jul 27 2007
Did you know your credit score is factored into your insurance rate? The Federal Trade Commission recently conducted a study and found that these scores are effective predictors of the claims that consumers...

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