Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jul 09 2009
If you read All Consuming regularly, you’re familiar with the concept of a credit score and how it can make a difference when you need a loan, want to open a credit account or need to rent an apartment. But have you heard about your “identity score”? I hadn’t either, until I read this article by SmartMoney:
Jun 23 2009
TJX  agreed to pay $9.75 million to 41 attorneys general as a part of settlement that follows the states’ investigation concerning the retailer’s data security practices. ... Info on the new "Red Flags Rule." ...
Jun 09 2009
For Eva Buck, a single mother of twin girls, it was a stranger’s offer to help her save her family’s home from foreclosure. For small business owner Reuben Quam, it was a promise of big returns on his investment. For grandparents Howard and Barbara Rice, it was a call from a supposed relative in trouble. In every case, it was a scam. More from our Taking Charge in Tough Times seminars ...
Apr 16 2009
Attorney General Rob McKenna will make a guest appearance Saturday morning at the Better Business Bureau's Secure Your ID Day shred event in Bellevue.
Apr 07 2009
The U.S. Attorney's Office has charged a Seattle man with identity theft after he stole documents from computers using LimeWire. ... We've got more info on peer-to-peer file sharing on our site. ...
Apr 01 2009
Have you heard the warning about criminals who use business cards soaked in a potent street drug to incapacitate their victims? Or that carrying an iPod or cell phone can make lightning strike injuries more severe? In cyberland, every day is April Fool's Day, with hoaxes like these being widely circulated by e-mail. ...
Mar 23 2009
... Scammers pull information about the students off their online social networking sites, such as Facebook, to accumulate accurate and detailed information about the students’ spring break travels. They then call the parents or grandparents and ask for money to cover bail or other emergencies ...
Mar 19 2009
We’re often asked whether identity theft protection services are worth the cost. While the Attorney General’s Office neither endorses nor condemns such programs, we are concerned that some charge for work you can do yourself. ...
Mar 19 2009
We’re often asked whether identity theft protection services are worth the cost. While the Attorney General’s Office neither endorses nor condemns such programs, we are concerned that some charge for work you can do yourself. ...
Mar 11 2009
The season for spring cleaning and filing taxes is a great time to destroy sensitive documents you no longer need. But if the thought of tediously hand-feeding piles of personal papers into your home shredder makes it tough to get motivated, we have a solution. Attend a free community shred party and watch the professionals pulverize your papers into bits in mere minutes.

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