Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jun 24 2008
As we’ve mentioned on All Consuming, TV is going digital. ... But an Ohio-based company called Universal TechTronics is running misleading ads promising a free a digital converter box.
Jun 10 2008
While working on a late-night deadline assignment several years ago, I spilled a glass of water on my office laptop. The liquid flowed through the keyboard into the circuitry. Suddenly, the screen went black. Then an ugly image appeared ...
May 21 2008
Think you or your kid has what it takes to become the next Covergirl or Hollywood sensation? Some so-called “talent scouts” are more interested in your money than your talent. Read today’s Ask the AG column to learn how the industry works and help meet a legitimate talent agent in our market.
May 20 2008
Ever since our 2007 case with Parking Enforcement Services, our office receives questions from drivers concerning whether they can be “ticketed” when they park on private property.
May 19 2008
A KOMO news report about a mom whose son ran up a $5,174 cell phone bill includes a good lesson.  According to the story, the consumer didn’t pay to block Internet access because her son had agreed not to use his phone online.
May 09 2008
“Grand Theft Auto IV” sold 6 million copies in its first week. Parents whose kids are begging them to buy what has quickly become the most popular video game or other games, for that matter, are reminded to read ratings to ensure that content is suitable for their children ...
May 08 2008
Here’s a warning, via the Better Business Bureau, for students looking for summer work. A classified ad that reads, "travel the nation, high pay, all transportation and expenses paid," may seem too good to be true, and it probably is.
May 07 2008
A warning to anyone who uses the Internet for phone service: make sure that your service provider knows your current address.
May 06 2008
A new state government program is helping resolve disputes between manufactured home owners and their landlords. A statewide tour titled “Don’t Move It; Solve It,” is educating homeowners and landlords about their legal rights and how the Attorney General’s Office can help them resolve problems. Staff from the Attorney General’s Manufactured Housing Dispute Resolution Program will conduct a presentation and answer questions during three forums this month in Eastern Washington.
Apr 17 2008
Attorney General Rob McKenna today released the final results from the state’s year-long investigation into gas prices. ... Here are tips to help you spend less money on gas...

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