Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Apr 22 2008
Attorney General Rob McKenna, a representative from AARP and others will be in Redmond this Friday for the second leg of our popular GUARD-IT! Washington identity theft tour. Come learn how to protect yourself or your business. Frontline will be on site to destroy sensitive documents for consumers and small businesses at no charge.
Apr 09 2008
Attorney General Rob McKenna, Federal Trade Commission Regional Director Chuck Harwood and others will be in Wenatchee tomorrow, April 10, for the second leg of our popular GUARD-IT! Washington identity theft tour.
Mar 24 2008
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you need to protect your identity just as you would your valuables. Thieves are just as likely to target your personal information as your expensive camera or laptop. Attorney General Rob McKenna offers tips for travelers in his newest Ask the AG column. ...
Mar 21 2008
In case you missed the news, two high-profile Internet crooks appeared in federal court in Seattle in the past few days. Spam King” Robert Alan Soloway pleaded guilty. ...  Gregory Kopiloff was sentenced to four years in prison. ... The Seattle P-I ran an interesting article about the rise of Seattle as a hub for spam-related lawsuits ...
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 ...
Feb 13 2008
The Federal Trade Commission released its annual fraud and identity theft report today. Washington slipped down the ranks to 13th in the nation for identity theft complaints per capita last year ... but we bumped up to 2nd in the country for overall fraud complaints ...
Feb 07 2008
Kudos to the staff at the Federal Trade Commission’s regional office in Seattle for turning the tables on an attempted phishing scam. ... Cons have now altered their messages to ask recipients to call a local “customer service” number instead ...
Feb 01 2008
Identity thieves keep hatching new ways to trick folks into revealing personal information. Here are three new twists on telemarketing and e-mail fraud occuring in our state ...
Jan 10 2008
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comments on the impact and effectiveness of credit freezes as part of a multi-pronged approach to combat identity theft ...
Jan 10 2008
What happens when an identity thief has your bank account number? A British TV reporter wanted to find out. ...

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