Feb 23 2011
The Washington Attorney General’s Office wrapped up its case with a company accused of hawking pricey service contracts through deceptive junk mail, illegal robocalls and misleading TV ads. Our settlement bans Credexx and its former owner, David J. Tabb, from doing business in Washington again.
Feb 18 2011
Nearly 12,000 Americans defrauded by an auto "extended warranty" robocall scheme are eligible for refunds. The Federal Trade Commission mailed out claim forms this week to consumers swindled by calls made by Voice Touch, Inc., on behalf of Transcontinental Warranty, Inc.
Feb 15 2011
Something obnoxious is going on in the world of toll-free numbers and, if you aren't alert, "fat-finger dialing" can cost you dearly.
Feb 14 2011
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, co-chairs of NAAG's Intellectual Property Committee, wrote the following editorial, published in The Hill.
Jan 21 2011
Over and over, my office has warned Washington residents about the grandparent scam. But elderly residents continue to be robbed of as much as $13,000 because they haven’t heard our warning. If you haven’t talked to your relatives about the grandparent scam and other wire-transfer schemes, now is the time.
Jan 18 2011
I’ve done quite a few television interviews in my lifetime, but no one would consider me rich. So when my mother received an e-mail from me last weekend telling her to click on a link to watch my NBC interview about how I’d discovered the secret to becoming wealthy, she knew it was a fake. And I knew I’d been hacked.
Jan 12 2011
The Better Business Bureau in Western Washington released its list of the most frequently reported scams in 2010.
Dec 23 2010
Sharing this timely warning from Consumer Reports’ Money Blog: “Brazen package snatchers have been known to shadow FedEx, UPS, and U.S. Post Office trucks, swooping in to steal items if homeowners are away or too slow to retrieve them.” Read these tips to ensure a happy holiday ...
Dec 20 2010
As you rush to finish up your Christmas shopping, be sure to slow down and make sure you aren’t clicking on either a fake Web site or a Web site that sells fakes. If you’re looking for a bargain, you may end up on a dodgy site. And if you think it’s no big deal if you buy a knockoff as long as the price is low, you probably haven’t heard about perfume that contains urine and antifreeze, exploding Sony Playstation controllers and child-labor horrors. ...
Dec 16 2010
A federal bill imposing new restrictions on online retailers will help protect consumers from sneaky marketing methods used to deceive shoppers into paying for additional services they didn’t want.