Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Apr 26 2011
Cyber criminals are hacking bank accounts of small-to-medium size businesses in the U.S. and sending unauthorized wire transfers to Chinese economic and trade companies located near the Russian border, the FBI warned today. Between March 2010 and April 2011, authorities identified 20 incidents leading to $11 million in losses and about $20 million in attempted thefts.
Apr 22 2011
Kristin says goodbye to "Mr. Sony" and shows you how to fill up on Earth Day freebies (including coffee)!
Apr 11 2011
Thinking of paying someone to do a little work around the house? The state Department of Labor and Industries is reminding homeowners to check out contractors they’re considering hiring for remodeling projects.
Mar 30 2011
From sea to shining sea, scammers are preying on those pursuing the American dream. Cons, businesses and even unscrupulous attorneys are ogling the wallets of immigrants seeking green cards. For those seeking the right to live in the United States, the path to citizenship can be blocked by bad legal advice or blatant fraud ...
Mar 17 2011
Reach out to your loved ones in Japan -- for free. Responding to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint are providing free phone calls and texts to the country, as well as access to Japanese news broadcasts.
Mar 11 2011
As our hearts go out to Japan, scammers are likely going for our wallets.
Feb 14 2011
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, co-chairs of NAAG's Intellectual Property Committee, wrote the following editorial, published in The Hill.
Feb 03 2011
The federal government's new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched a new Web site and social media tools.
Jan 26 2011
Consumer protection’s beloved grandpa is retiring today. For 20 years, Ernest Cassirer has been a staple in the Attorney General’s Consumer Resource Center in Seattle, taking countless calls from curious, concerned and frequently crass consumers. And he’s done it for free. ...  
Jan 25 2011
Just who is responsible for shoveling snow in manufactured home parks? Here’s the answer from the fine folks who run our Manufactured Housing Dispute Resolution Program.

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