Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

May 19 2009
The girl next door is married. The guy at your gym already has a significant other. Let’s face it, meeting your future Mr. or Mrs. Right isn’t always easy. So it’s not surprising that dating services are becoming more popular. ... If you're considering such a service, read our tips ...Have you tried a dating service? What was your experience?
May 04 2009
The Wizard of Oz hid behind a Web of lies until he was confronted by Dorothy. Here in our own Emerald City, we have an issue with another kind of deceit: SEOs that boast amazing feats.
Apr 28 2009
When KOMO aired a report this week about a company that provides an app that lets you download coupons to your mobile phone, I was intrigued. But as the story shows, both consumers and businesses may be ripped off ...As a consumer, would you use coupons if they could be downloaded to your cell? As a business, would you accept a coupon that wasn’t paper?
Apr 28 2009
Congratulations to Kittitas High School for a second place win in the national LifeSmarts competition!
Apr 22 2009
Today, the Public Counsel Section of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office joined a multi-party settlement agreement in the proposed merger of CenturyTel and Embarq. The settlement recommends that the state Utilities and Transportation Commission approve the merger subject to a set of conditions to protect consumers served by the phone companies.
Apr 08 2009
You, consumer-savvy reader, deserve to know what else is going on. So here are other blogs, news feeds, etc. that we/I think you should be reading in addition to All Consuming. Know another good source for consumer protection stories? Share it here.
Apr 02 2009
KOMO TV reported today that Republic Parking in Seattle owes refunds to thousands of customers. According to the story, the company blames a computer glitch for causing 12,000 old transactions to be processed again ...
Mar 25 2009
The feds are suing satellite TV giant DISH Network for ringing consumers whose numbers are on the Do Not Call list and for using robocalls ...
Mar 24 2009
Doctors, nurses and dentists play an important role in our health and safety. ... By reporting possible violations, you can play an important role in protecting the people of Washington. ...
Mar 13 2009
A number of Attorney General Rob McKenna’s legislative priorities have survived the March 12 deadline to move out of the legislative house of origin and are scheduled for public hearings next week. These include several bills to safeguard consumers.

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