Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jul 14 2010

Economy still got you down? Sign up for next week's free Money Smarts workshop at KCTS 9 and learn how to stretch your dollar.

Jul 14 2010

Did you see Jesse’s report on Monday on fake news sites that try to sell you acai berry supplements and colon cleansers? It shows just how far scammers will go to try to convince you to buy their products.

Acai-berry

Jul 09 2010

Summer’s finally here and that brings thoughts of a vacation – if you can afford one in this sluggish economy. Lifestyle changes, unemployment and rising costs have many timeshare owners hoping to sell their vacation properties. If you’re one of them, be careful.

Jul 09 2010

A Redmond search marketing firm agreed to change course after customers complained the company promised Web hits but struck out.

Jun 25 2010

Scammers posing as health inspectors are leaving a bad taste in the mouths of restaurant operators.

mouthpiece

Jun 25 2010

Thinking of leasing a car? Then be sure to watch this short piece from KING TV’s Jesse Jones, who interviewed Consumer Protection Division Doug Walsh -- an expert on leasing cars.

driver

Jun 24 2010

The FBI is warning people about a new scam in which computer hackers tie up a person's phone lines as a diversion while hitting the victim's bank account.

Jun 24 2010

Several sources are reporting a spike in automatic telephone calls warning folks about fraud on their credit card and bank accounts. The robocalls direct customers to call a phone number to “verify” their account information.

Jun 24 2010

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), with the cooperation of seven firms, today announced voluntary recalls of more than two million cribs to address drop-side hazards and other hazards that affect the safety of young children.

Jun 22 2010

An investigative tip from the Washington Attorney General’s Office has led to an Australian man pleading guilty to 16 felony counts for selling bogus medical advice over the Internet ...

cybercrime

Jun 21 2010

Like many people today, Lynnette was looking for away to cut costs. She responded to a commercial for a law firm that promised to reduce her mortgage payments and lower her credit-card debt ...

Jun 17 2010

Hundreds of Yakama Nation tribal members turned over their personal information this week to an individual with a pattern of promising jobs that never pan out.

Jun 14 2010

I remember watching the 1994 NHL All-Star Game as a kid and seeing the most peculiar commercial. There were military helicopters zooming through the air, scientists in white lab coats running around, searchlights panning the sky, and a wall of press straining to get a sound bite as flashbulbs exploded all around them ...

Jun 09 2010

The U.S. Securites Exchange Commission issued a warning regarding a stock scam that is morally troublesome – with a slight dusting of irony. ...

Jun 03 2010

Economy still got you down? Sign up for a free Money Smarts workshop and learn how to stretch your dollar. AARP has teamed up with a bunch of experts including folks from the Attorney General's Office to teach consumers how to spend less, save more and outwit the latest economic scams and schemes.

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