Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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.
Jul 14 2010
Did you see Jesse’s report on Monday on fake news sites that try to sell you acai berry supplements and colon cleansers? It shows just how far scammers will go to try to convince you to buy their products.
Jul 09 2010
Summer’s finally here and that brings thoughts of a vacation – if you can afford one in this sluggish economy. Lifestyle changes, unemployment and rising costs have many timeshare owners hoping to sell their vacation properties. If you’re one of them, be careful.
Jul 09 2010
A Redmond search marketing firm agreed to change course after customers complained the company promised Web hits but struck out.
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 22 2010
An investigative tip from the Washington Attorney General’s Office has led to an Australian man pleading guilty to 16 felony counts for selling bogus medical advice over the Internet ...
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 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 07 2010
In yet another too-good-to-true deal, scammers are advertising free iPads for consumers who sign up to be product testers.
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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