Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jun 24 2013
The Washington State Attorney General's Office has received well over 250 complaints against scammers with the word "yellow page" and other variations of the word in their names. A business will receive a phone call or a written solicitation along the lines of "You had a free listing, would you like to renew it?" However, there is actually nothing to renew.
Mar 07 2013
Today, the Attorney General’s Office learned people are receiving e-mails that appear to be from the AGO Webmaster or other “@atg.wa.gov” e-mail addresses with the following subject lines: •    New Pick Coming! But First I need your help, details inside•    Pick Of The Week•    This Stock is another monster week ahead•    DON’T MISS TODAY’S TRADING IDEA•    Your Mind Blowing Monster Pick!•    News Out & Must Read Inside.Let us assure you. These are spoofs.
Jan 23 2013
Like many of you, I was introduced to e-receipts during the frantic holiday shopping season. Frustrated and tired at the end of a long day, I was barely listening when the cashier asked me if I wanted a paper receipt, email receipt or both. Working at the AGO, I know better than to agree to something before looking into the details.
Dec 20 2012
With the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy fresh in our minds during the holiday season, many of us are seeking ways to share our blessings with those in need.
Aug 07 2012
Tell us what's wrong with this job offer
Aug 03 2012
Received annoying calls about your credit card interest rate? Along with being annoying, it might also be a scam.
Aug 02 2012
After receiving more than 500 complaints in the last 36 months, the Better Business Bureau this month issued a warning to businesses about misleading invoices sent by California-based US Telecom. The invoices have been sent to businesses in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, Montana and beyond. 
Aug 01 2012
Yesterday I received the following email from daidou@tora-rd.com..
Jul 16 2012
A challenge: please count the number of things wrong with "Col. Smith's" email.
Jul 11 2012
When it comes to love, the euphoric feeling of personal affection for another person, we all want it. We all deserve it. However, where you find it can be a little tricky. I’m not talking about the bar scene or bumping into someone at a coffee shop. I’m talking about online dating sites, which scammers have discovered in recent years.

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