Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jan 04 2008
Attorney General Rob McKenna released his 2008 legislative agenda yesterday, including several important consumer protection initiatives. McKenna's agenda includes bills to guard Washington residents from identity theft, protect consumers ...
Dec 20 2007
Spammers aren’t just hitting your computer. Today, your wireless phone is also under siege. According to one research firm, U.S. consumers together receive about 800 million unwanted text messages ...
Nov 08 2007
Some of the worst telemarketers were nailed for violating the Do Not Call list. This week, the Federal Trade Commission announced $7.7 million in settlements with six companies accused of ignoring the...
Sep 28 2007
A reminder for everyone who signed up for the national Do Not Call Registry back in 2003 when it was created: It’s time to renew your spot on the list. Numbers are flushed after five years. About half...
Aug 06 2007
As we previously mentioned, it’s not just our computers that are under attack. Spammers are hitting cell phones, too. AGO Media Relations Manager Kristin Alexander relates her personal frustration with...
Aug 03 2007
Imagine ordering a couple of replacement credit cards and receiving 2,000! That’s what happened to a New York man. Fortunately, he destroyed the jumbo shipments before the cards landed in the hands of...
Jun 27 2007
The recent arrest of “Spam King” Robert Alan Soloway by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle came as a relief to many consumers and those in the tech security community. But for every spammer in the slammer,...
Jun 22 2007
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