Mar 10 2009
The Washington Attorney General’s All Consuming blog has become a hotspot for gripes about so-called free gas vouchers. Since posting a Nov. 3 warning about the difficulty of redeeming the vouchers, we’ve received 168 comments from consumers throughout the nation who say they haven’t received their promised gas. The bulk of the complaints are related to a Florida company called Tidewater Marketing Global Consultants, Inc., which operated Web sites including freegasredemption.com and freebeegas.com.
Mar 09 2009
Sometimes we receive strange calls. I recently asked the volunteers and staff in the office’s four Consumer Resource Centers about their most memorable consumer inquiries. They shared stories ranging from the silly to the bizarre and even grotesque.
Mar 03 2009
Washington consumers filed 25,197 written complaints with the Attorney General’s Office in 2008 – the greatest number since 2002. 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. Gripes about health care businesses and commercial banks moved into the top 10 and telecommunications maintained its stronghold as the industry to generate the most criticism. That seems like a good reason to re-post last year’s consumer protection week tip on how to select a wireless phone.
Feb 25 2009
You’ve never met a backseat driver quite like the ones portrayed by comedians Rachel Harris, Fred Willard and Rob Riggle as part of a new media campaign aimed at reducing youth reckless driving.
Feb 19 2009
Today the Attorney General’s Office launched a twitter site, giving us yet another medium for sharing information with the public. Follow us!
Feb 17 2009
All Consuming has been telling you for months about the need to prepare for the switchover from analog to digital TV. Well, today was supposed to be the big change-a-roo. But Congress and the President pushed back the deadline to June 12 to give consumers a break. Wait, there's more ...
Jan 29 2009
The Coca-Cola Company has been served notice of a class action lawsuit filed over what the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says are deceptive and unsubstantiated claims on its VitaminWater line of beverages.
Jan 26 2009
Your New Year’s resolution is to get fit. But can you really turn a flabby tummy into ripped abs in a short time, like some product ads claim?
Jan 08 2009
Attorney General Rob McKenna released his 2009 legislative agenda. Proposals to help safeguard consumers include ...
Dec 31 2008
In a 2-1 opinion, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission approved the pending sale of Puget Sound Energy for $7.4 billion. The UTC announced Tuesday afternoon that Washington's largest private utility can be sold to New York-based Puget Holdings LLC, a company held by foreign investors.