Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Apr 05 2011
The recent theft of millions of email addresses from online marketing firm Epsilon means many of us will likely receive targeted phishing e-mails. Before you panic, here’s my take on it: Your risk of becoming an identity theft victim is low – provided you apply an extra dose of caution and know how to recognize fraudulent e-mails...
Mar 30 2011
From sea to shining sea, scammers are preying on those pursuing the American dream. Cons, businesses and even unscrupulous attorneys are ogling the wallets of immigrants seeking green cards. For those seeking the right to live in the United States, the path to citizenship can be blocked by bad legal advice or blatant fraud ...
Mar 25 2011
On today’s menu of consumer news you can use … a warning about storage insurance policy exemptions, a tip to protect soldiers from ID theft, and a heads up on ring tones that don't ... you know ... ring.
Mar 16 2011
Want to own a piece of  Facebook  or  Twitter ? Plenty of scammers would love to you sell you non-existent shares of well-known social media companies,  warns the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority  (FINRA). Scammers follow headlines, such as the fact that Facebook’s privately held shares are now  trading on
Mar 11 2011
As our hearts go out to Japan, scammers are likely going for our wallets.
Mar 08 2011
What are consumers complaining about? The Attorney General's Office and the Federal Trade Commission released their lists of top 2010 gripes.
Feb 28 2011
Internet scammers are pretending to be soldiers to seduce women.
Feb 28 2011
Grandparent scammers have added a new layer to their stack of lies: Caller ID spoofing.
Feb 24 2011
Anyone else get a call from a three-digit number today? The calls to cell phones appear to be a phishing scam.
Feb 23 2011
A woman received a phone call from someone claiming to be from The College Board who wanted $129 for materials related to the S.A.T. that her grandson had supposedly ordered.

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