Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Oct 15 2010
With identity theft and credit fraud becoming commonplace, any step you can take to avoid a scam is a necessary one.
Sep 09 2010
After a hiatus while Blog Moderator Kristin Alexander was on 'staycation', All Consuming is back with an amusing post by Public Affairs Intern Darius Schwarz about his college days and a crafty password-hacking roomie. Read it. Laugh. Learn.
Jul 15 2010
Scams to steal your personal information on Facebook are getting insanely clever. Now I like to think of myself as fairly savvy when it comes to these things (this is a consumer protection blog, after all), but even I got nabbed the other week.
Jun 25 2010
Scammers posing as health inspectors are leaving a bad taste in the mouths of restaurant operators.
Jun 24 2010
The FBI is warning people about a new scam in which computer hackers tie up a person's phone lines as a diversion while hitting the victim's bank account.
Jun 03 2010
Economy still got you down? Sign up for a free Money Smarts workshop and learn how to stretch your dollar. AARP has teamed up with a bunch of experts including folks from the Attorney General's Office to teach consumers how to spend less, save more and outwit the latest economic scams and schemes.
May 11 2010
A con man is a con man, but to make these two analogous on any level would be grossly unfair. ...
May 03 2010
Attorney General Rob McKenna and job seeker Dan Quigley were on KING 5’s New Day Northwest this morning to talk about job search scams.
Apr 29 2010
There’s a new Washington driver’s license on the way to help protect you from identity theft.
Mar 24 2010
Dawn Pirkel sent an e-mail last message Wednesday, reminding me to RSVP for a conference. However, there was no conference and the sender’s real intent seemed to be to infect my computer with spyware. ...

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