California authorities sued multiple lawyers and others last week for allegedly taking millions of dollars from homeowners in states including Washington who were promised mortgage relief.
The Washington Attorney General’s Office says too many car ads violate consumer protection laws. The office announced eight settlements today that are part of its ongoing work to steer dealers toward fair business practices.
Thinking of buying a car online? Read this first.
Locking yourself out of your car or home is frustrating enough. But imagine calling a locksmith then being charged double – or even more – the quoted fee.
The Attorney General's Office is suing ReconTrust Company, a subsidiary of Bank of America, for conducting illegal foreclosures on thousands of Washington homeowners.
The UK Advertising Standards Authority determined two airbrushed magazine ads are "misleading."
It’s summer, and the sun is finally out! Unfortunately, so are summer scammers, looking to make quick money by cheating you. To help you stop them, the New York Attorney General’s Office has published a brochure about how to identify and avoid summer scams. And even though the information comes from across the country, scammers operate the same way in Washington, and it’s a good idea to be aware of the dangers out there this summer.
Lots of Americans carry wallets around every day. It’s a great way to keep your cash, cards, and IDs organized. But wallets are also easily lost or stolen, and if that happens to you when you’re carrying around the wrong kinds of information, it could make you an easy target for identity theft. Fortunately, Mellody Hobson and ABC News have some great tips on what to put—and what not to put—in your wallet.
Yesterday, Google started putting a yellow box with a warning at the top of search results pages for users who may have been infected with a certain kind of malware.
The Washington Bar Association's Home Foreclosure Legal Aid Project will continue helping homeowners, thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the Attorney General's Office. Since the program began in June 2009, the WSBA, Northwest Justice Project and hundreds of volunteer lawyers have helped Washington families in crisis.
The Department of Licensing's blog has a warning about a phishing scheme.
Facing foreclosure? New help is available.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime are hosting a public forum on child identity theft today in Washington, DC. The program is webcast live.
The phone hacking scandal that led to the shutdown of a British tabloid has many wondering whether the same thing could happen in the U.S. The answer, apparently, is yes. Quite easily, in fact, if you have never set a password on your mobile phone’s voicemail.
The federal regulator of the largest U.S. banks wants too much power, state attorneys general complained this week in a 6-page letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. ...