Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Nov 30 2010

This news may leave you wondering, what, exactly, is (or was) the Kardashian Kard? In short, it’s a debit card emblazoned with the images of three attractive, if slightly vacant, media darlings: Kim, Kloe and Kourtney. I’m guessing that the Kardashians, known for their plasticity, didn’t immediately grasp the irony

Nov 24 2010

Attorney General Rob McKenna handed out an early holiday gift for Washington food bank programs today: nearly $570,000 in assistance.

food bank

Nov 22 2010

Consumer Protection Division Chief Doug Walsh submitted this letter to the editor of the News Tribune in reaction to a Nov. 18 editorial about a hard money letter.

Nov 22 2010

Consumer Protection Division Chief Doug Walsh submitted this letter to the editor of The Seattle Times in reaction to a Nov. 15 article about a hard money lender.

Nov 16 2010

Black Friday is the time when retailers hope to move from being in the red to being in the black. Attorney General Rob McKenna's top 10 list of shopping tips will help you spend less and avoid scams during the holiday shopping season.

Nov 12 2010

The Seattle Times gives a shout-out today to Attorney General Rob McKenna and Assistant Attorney General David Huey for their efforts to hold the mortgage foreclosure industry accountable for state consumer protection laws.

house

Nov 10 2010

Despite all the warnings, many folks who use social networks leave themselves vulnerable to identity theft and threats to their physical safety.

Nov 08 2010

The former owners of U.S. Fidelis, a company that once the nation’s top marketer of auto service contracts, won’t be bugging you anymore. The Washington Attorney General’s Office spearheaded a multistate settlement with the company’s former owners, Missouri brothers Darain and Cory Atkinson, that bars them from telemarketing or selling service contracts in 11 states. The agreement also severely restricts how the duo advertises any other product or service and requires them to turn over nearly all their assets.

Nov 05 2010

Today, the lines have blurred and Facebook has become the great equalizer. People of all ages join the site to track friends, send photos, and keep in touch with family. But along with popularity comes safety concerns over privacy settings.

Oct 27 2010

credit cardCredit scores are not things you can “wish” better, but a myriad of credit-fix scams advertised online and on television promise a quick fix.

Oct 25 2010

Recalled baby products always seem to be in the news. Now there's a simple way to stay informed.

Oct 22 2010

Assistant Attorney General Jack Zurlini does windows. And roofs. And vinyl siding. Zurlini is hammering home the importance of honest advertising to home remodelers.

An industry magazine, Replacement Contractor, published an interview with Zurlini this week about how and why the Washington Attorney General’s Office brought the cases.

Oct 15 2010

With identity theft and credit fraud becoming commonplace, any step you can take to avoid a scam is a necessary one.

Oct 06 2010

Help is available for Washington residents who obtained problematic mortgages from Wachovia Bank and Golden West Corp., which did business as World Savings Bank. At least 400 Washington borrowers who received "Pick-A-Pay" payment option adjustable-rate mortgages will be eligible for loan modifications ... 

Sep 30 2010

After cooperating with a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission investigation, toymaker Fisher-Price announced today the recall of more than 10 million potentially harmful products.

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