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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jul 29 2010
Citi's mobile banking app stores your sensitive data. While an innocent-looking Android app sends your personal info to China.
Jul 29 2010
This just in: Some companies that promise to reduce or eliminate credit card balances and other debt for customers will no longer be allowed to charge an upfront fee under new restrictions adopted by the Federal Trade Commission.
Jul 23 2010
Nearly a year ago, I posted a story about a woman facing deportation because she relied on bad legal advice. I called her “Teresa” but her real name is Maria Villegas Báñales. And today, I’m happy to announce that she’s a permanent U.S. resident. The man who reportedly provided that advice is required to pay refunds to consumers under a settlement with our office.
Jul 14 2010
Economy still got you down? Sign up for next week's free Money Smarts workshop at KCTS 9 and learn how to stretch your dollar.
Jul 09 2010
Summer’s finally here and that brings thoughts of a vacation – if you can afford one in this sluggish economy. Lifestyle changes, unemployment and rising costs have many timeshare owners hoping to sell their vacation properties. If you’re one of them, be careful.
Jul 09 2010
A Redmond search marketing firm agreed to change course after customers complained the company promised Web hits but struck out.
Jun 21 2010
Like many people today, Lynnette was looking for away to cut costs. She responded to a commercial for a law firm that promised to reduce her mortgage payments and lower her credit-card debt ...
Jun 03 2010
Economy still got you down? Sign up for a free Money Smarts workshop and learn how to stretch your dollar. AARP has teamed up with a bunch of experts including folks from the Attorney General's Office to teach consumers how to spend less, save more and outwit the latest economic scams and schemes.
May 25 2010
With the price of gold reaching record highs of well over $1,000, you might be thinking about finally dumping that wedding band from your first marriage or cashing in on that broken, out-of-fashion chain. But before you trade in valuables for cash, you should ready Attorney General's Rob McKenna's latest Ask the AG column.
Mar 16 2010
In an effort to determine whether it’s worth taking the standard state sales tax exemption or itemizing my purchases, I’m digging my way through a chaotic pile of papers. Which brings me to the point of this post: Thank goodness that it’s shred season!

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