Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Aug 08 2008

Be careful where you purchase your Olympic tickets, they may turn out to be bogus.

Aug 07 2008

It is important to check your meter to avoid confusion and billing issues with your utility.

Aug 07 2008

Telephone scammers are on the loose again, this time pretending to represent Kitsap Credit Union and calling hundreds of Washington residents asking for card numbers, expiration dates, and PIN numbers.

Aug 01 2008

There is now new content here on our AGO website regarding foreclosure!  ... This fall, the Consumer Protection Division will be sending out an official letter to homeowners facing foreclosure warning them about foreclosure rescue scams. ...

Aug 01 2008

Teens are considered major consumers these days, so it's important to read up on some tips on how to protect yourself from consumer fraud!

Jul 31 2008

Several news stories have us thinking about the future of online education and how consumers may be impacted. … With both legitimate colleges and diploma mills heavily advertising heavily online, how is the average Joe or Jill to know which courses are worthwhile?  …

Jul 30 2008

When sorting through dusty file boxes or the pile of papers on your desk, it’s easy to become confused as to which records you need to keep and those you should shred.

Jul 29 2008

This week, a well-meaning relative forwarded me a widely circulated e-mail warning about robbers who use ether-filled perfume bottles to render their victims unconscious.

Jul 29 2008

A Kent woman called this morning about a phone call she received from someone claiming to help her repair her debt.

Jul 23 2008

Washington has arguably the best Lemon Law in the nation. Staff in the Attorney General’s Seattle office celebrated the program's 21st anniversary today with a citrus-themed social featuring lemon tarts, lemonade and a contest to create the best lemon car. In honor of the occasion, we’ve posted a couple of photos and reprinted our parody of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Surrey with the Fringe on the Top,” which first appeared on this blog a year ago.

Lemon Law 2

 

Jul 22 2008

"Spam King" Robert Soloway was sentenced to nearly four years in prison today.

Jul 22 2008

You might have seen recent news reports about the new so-called “Internet tax.” Starting July 1, Washington joined 18 other states in requiring some e-commerce businesses to collect sales tax. Tax will be collected based on the location of the buyer, not the seller.

But what happens when you buy something in another state and bring it here yourself?

Jul 22 2008

The Attorney General’s Office, in partnership with national Internet safety expert Linda Criddle, recently updated its Internet Safety Web pages to better inform youth, adults, teachers and seniors about how to reduce risk online. ...

Jul 18 2008

According to the FDA, it is now safe to eat all kinds of tomatoes again. 

tomato

Jul 17 2008

Many Web sites advertise free ring tones. But are they really free?

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