Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jul 25 2011
It’s summer, and the sun is finally out! Unfortunately, so are summer scammers, looking to make quick money by cheating you. To help you stop them, the New York Attorney General’s Office has published a brochure about how to identify and avoid summer scams. And even though the information comes from across the country, scammers operate the same way in Washington, and it’s a good idea to be aware of the dangers out there this summer.
Jul 20 2011
Yesterday, Google started putting a yellow box with a warning at the top of search results pages for users who may have been infected with a certain kind of malware.
Jul 15 2011
The Department of Licensing's blog has a warning about a phishing scheme.
Jul 01 2011
The Puget Sound Business Journal reported that scammers somehow hacked the phone system at a Seattle hotel in an effort to obtain credit card numbers. Reports out of Texas prove this isn't an isolated incident.
Jun 10 2011
Federal and state officials banded together yesterday in Seattle to expose immigration services scams and direct immigrants to real help.
Jun 01 2011
I just received word from the  Skagit Valley Herald  that a senior was contacted by a phone scammer who told her she needs to hand over her bank account information to receive a special  Medicare  card. The caller – who had a heavy accent – claimed to be from Washington, DC, but didn’t provide a name, phone number or
May 20 2011
The Olympia Police Department is warning the public not to give information to callers posing as debt collection companies who attempt to collect personal information.
May 18 2011
Skimming scams are on the rise in Western Washington, according to local cops, and you may not realize you’ve been taken until long after thieves have stolen your credit card or debit card information. Here's how to protect yourself ...
May 11 2011
If you shop, play video games or blog, your information may have been compromised as part of a recent pile-up of data breaches. We tell you what to do to minimize the chance that thieves make off with your money or destroy your credit.
May 11 2011
Traditional phishing scams have taken many consumers hook, line and sinker. But even those who are sure they can sniff out the bait may fall prey to spear-phishers.

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