A controversial new government Web site, www.saferproducts.gov allows anyone to post information about a product believed to be hazardous. Those reports are shared with manufacturers and can also be searched by the public.
Thieves are using glue to disable ATM keys.
Reach out to your loved ones in Japan -- for free. Responding to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint are providing free phone calls and texts to the country, as well as access to Japanese news broadcasts.
Want to own a piece of Facebook or Twitter ? Plenty of scammers would love to you sell you non-existent shares of well-known social media companies, warns the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Scammers follow headlines, such as the fact that Facebook’s privately held shares are now trading on
Health Net Inc., informed the Washington Attorney General’s Office on Monday that “approximately 39,877 Washington residents” may be affected by its latest data breach.
A few weeks ago, there were only four shredding events on our calendar at www.atg.wa.gov/shredathon.aspx. Add a zero to that.
As our hearts go out to Japan, scammers are likely going for our wallets.
It’s been dubbed the great Smurfberry Kerfuffle of 2011 – children unwittingly ringing up charges while playing Capcom’s “freemium” game Smurfs’ Village on a parent’s iPhone or iPad. Apple responded to our concerns with a fix. Read our full blog post for the details, and tips for parents.
Spokane drivers may not feel like they’re getting much of a bargain on gas these days – but the $3.35/gallon they’re paying on average makes them one of the cities with the lowest prices in the nation. Here are a few online resources to help you find the lowest prices in your community.
In a sluggish economy when every dollar saved counts, the Attorney General’s four Consumer Resource Centers are a valuable ally. Helping consumers and businesses resolve disputes, at no cost and without picking sides, the program’s volunteers and staff handled complaints from more than 22,000 people last year and helped recover $4.8 million those individuals said they were owed.
What are consumers complaining about? The Attorney General's Office and the Federal Trade Commission released their lists of top 2010 gripes.
It’s National Consumer Protection Week and in a short while, our office will release our list of industries that received the most consumer complaints in 2010. I’ll give you a hint – there’s a good reason why today’s tip focuses on dealing with collection agencies and debt.
Spring is the season for cleaning and shredding. Check out one of these free events in Spokane, Renton, Federal Way and Bellingham.
Internet scammers are pretending to be soldiers to seduce women.