Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jul 16 2008

The National Insurance Crime Bureau recently unveiled a database of vehicles that were stolen, but not recovered, or declared totaled by insurers. And you can search it for free! ...

Jul 15 2008

A recent study found that 85 percent of Web sites that sold prescription drugs directly to consumers didn’t require a doctor’s prescription. ... The Attorney General’s Office has a new Prescription Drug Pricing site...

Jul 15 2008

A federal judge is apparently having a difficult time determining an appropriate penalty for “Spam King” Robert Soloway.

Jul 15 2008

Justice caught up to a 22-year-old identity thief on Monday on Philidelphia. Jocelyn Kirsch, a former Drexel University student, pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft and other federal charges. ...

Jul 09 2008

Inmates have discovered a sneaky way to trick consumers into paying for long-distance phone calls – often to foreign countries. The "call forwarding" or "*72" scam has been around for years but many consumers don’t know about it.

Jul 09 2008

If your grandchild called seeking help, would you send money? The Washington Attorney General’s Office is warning Washington residents about the “grandparent scam,” where cons posing as relatives try to convince elderly victims to wire cash to help pay for emergency car repairs, medical bills – or even post bail.

Jul 07 2008

A new state law proposed by the Washington Attorney General’s Office to help protect financially strapped homeowners from equity skimming and foreclosure rescue scams became effective in Washington on June 12 ...

Jul 07 2008

The Federal Trade Commission plans to survey identity theft victims to inquire about their experiences when they contacted credit reporting agencies for help. ...

Jul 01 2008

Banking by phone is convenient, but some folks carelessly share their private financial information within range of eavesdroppers. ...

Jul 01 2008

Washington's gas tax increased today by a penny-and-a-half to 37.5 cents a gallon. Here are tips to help you spend less at the pump.

Jun 27 2008

TransUnion reached a preliminary agreement in a class action lawsuit last month, under which millions of consumers will get their credit score and up to nine months of credit-monitoring service for free. ...

Jun 26 2008

Gov. Chris Gregoire and the state Department of Financial Institutions have accused Countrywide Financial Corp. of discriminating against minority borrowers ...

Jun 26 2008

An Olympia, Wash., woman was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for her role in an counterfeit check scam ...

Jun 24 2008

EBay is promising full protection for buyers who pay for items using its PayPal system....

Jun 24 2008

As we’ve mentioned on All Consuming, TV is going digital. ... But an Ohio-based company called Universal TechTronics is running misleading ads promising a free a digital converter box.

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