Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jul 31 2007
Identity thieves “phish” online for personal information. Their latest scam is to send e-mail messages that appear to come from government agencies and suggest you are owed an income tax refund or are...
Jul 25 2007
If you receive a telephone voice mail from someone claiming to with the state Department of Revenue, listen carefully. The Washington State Department of Revenue issued a statewide alert today that local...
Jul 23 2007
A Lakewood music teacher was the target of anattempted scam that proves that cons continue to find new ways to trick people into sending money.As with other versions of this increasingly popular form of...
Jul 13 2007
We recently warned about a new scam targeting small business owners in our state. Cons claiming to be federal government representatives used coercive tactics to hawk labor law posters in Tacoma.Businesses...
Jul 06 2007
Sunny days bring home repairs and home repair scams. If a seemingly nice “contractor” stops by your home or business with an offer to repair your driveway, watch out. Scammers have been reported in communities...
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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