Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Oct 21 2008
Couple of opportunities to have your personal information destroyed:
Sep 03 2008
Credit freezes are hot with consumer advocates concerned about identity theft and privacy protections. Starting this week, Washington residents have even more control over their credit files thanks to changes that are also helping more retailers warm up to the law. ...
Jul 30 2008
When sorting through dusty file boxes or the pile of papers on your desk, it’s easy to become confused as to which records you need to keep and those you should shred.
Jul 29 2008
A Kent woman called this morning about a phone call she received from someone claiming to help her repair her debt.
Jul 15 2008
Justice caught up to a 22-year-old identity thief on Monday on Philidelphia. Jocelyn Kirsch, a former Drexel University student, pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft and other federal charges. ...
Jul 07 2008
The Federal Trade Commission plans to survey identity theft victims to inquire about their experiences when they contacted credit reporting agencies for help. ...
Jul 01 2008
Banking by phone is convenient, but some folks carelessly share their private financial information within range of eavesdroppers. ...
Jun 27 2008
TransUnion reached a preliminary agreement in a class action lawsuit last month, under which millions of consumers will get their credit score and up to nine months of credit-monitoring service for free. ...
Jun 20 2008
A former smoke shop owner pleaded guilty in federal court to skimming information from debit and credit cards belonging to 300 victims, the Seattle P-I reported.
May 06 2008
A Bellevue resident discovered that someone fraudulently filed her tax return and received a $34,000 refund, according to this frightening article in the Seattle P-I.

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