Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jun 26 2008
Gov. Chris Gregoire and the state Department of Financial Institutions have accused Countrywide Financial Corp. of discriminating against minority borrowers ...
Mar 14 2008
Free homeownership counseling is now available to Washington residents, thanks to $1.5 million earmarked by this year's Legislature to help educate residents about mortgages, refinancing, foreclosures and avoiding scams ...
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 12 2008
Countrywide Financial Corp. and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, better known as ACORN, announced a plan Monday to help distressed borrowers avoid foreclosure. Meanwhile, White House officials announced "Project Lifeline" and Attorney General Rob McKenna’s requested legislation to reduce foreclosure rescue scams survived today's committee cutoff  ...
Jul 26 2007
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) took the first step toward adopting new standards that will apply to independent brokers and lenders who provide subprime adjustable-rate...
Jul 17 2007
If you’re one of the 12,000 Washington residents who financed a home with an Ameriquest loan, it’s time to sort through your mail. The company will pay $9.1 million to Washington homeowners as part of...
Jul 03 2007
Facing potential foreclosure is traumatic enough. But approach any offer of assistance with caution. Some unscrupulous people, under the guise of helping, aim to cheat struggling homeowners out of any...

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