Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Mar 31 2008
Puget Sound Energy and Northwest Natural Gas customers have an opportunity to tell state regulators what they think about proposed utility rate increases ...
Mar 26 2008
A new state government program is helping resolve disputes between manufactured home owners and their landlords. ... Homeowners, landlords and property managers can learn more by attending one of our free “Don’t Move It; Solve It” public forums. ...
Mar 11 2008
As part of our mission to protect the people of Washington, the Attorney General's Office provides informal mediation between consumers and businesses at no cost to either party. ... Last Friday, in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week, we invited reporters to tour our Consumer Resource Center in Seattle. Take a sneak peak inside ...
Mar 05 2008
Consumerman Herb Weisbaum reveals his six tips for being a smarter consumer in this top-notch MSNBC article. Read his sage advice and implant it firmly in your noggin and you’ll cut your risk of being conned ...
Mar 03 2008
The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division released its annual Top 20 list of consumer complaint categories today in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week. Each day this week, we’ll post a tip related to industries that receive the most complaints. Complaints about communications companies, which primarily include phone companies, held onto 1st place for at least the eighth consecutive year. So today we offer tips on selecting a wireless phone plan:
Feb 27 2008
It's tax season again. According to a Better Business Bureau (BBB) analysis, nearly one-third of complaints against tax preparation companies allege that the preparer made an error or mistake in the tax return, often requiring the consumer to pay fines or added fees to rectify the problem. ... The Attorney General’s Office offers this advice to help hire a reputable tax preparer or find free tax help. ...
Feb 15 2008
Attorney General Rob McKenna invites the Latino community to attend a free town hall meeting on Friday, Feb. 22, in Pasco to learn more about the office’s work on identity theft, car sales, notarios and other consumer protection issues. The meeting will be conducted in Spanish and English, with real-time interpreting. Additional presenters from Mexican Consul office in Seattle and the Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce ...
Jan 23 2008
Drug makers Merck & Co. and Schering-Plough Corp. have suspended TV ads for Vytorin, a week after a study revealed the cholesterol drug is no more effective than a high dose of one of its components available generically at a third of the cost ...
Jan 16 2008
Planning to do a remodel on your home? Labor and Industries is attending home shows statewide to educate homeowners about how to check out contractors. The Attorney General's Office received more than 800 complaints last year about contractors. Be smart and choose wisely so you don't end up paying too much or fixing someone's shoddy work.
Jan 02 2008
If you’re one of those folks who still uses an antenna or rabbit ears on top of your television, pay attention ...

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