Feb 7 2015
OLYMPIA -- Insurance giant Anthem announced on Feb. 5 that up to 80 million consumers nationwide may be affected by a data breach of current and former customers’ names, social security numbers, contact information and birthdates. It does not appear that any health information was obtained.
Jan 27 2015
OLYMPIA — To coincide with ‘Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week’ (January 26-30), the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and the AARP Fraud Watch Network are launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams.
Dec 10 2014
CONSUMER ALERT: Procurador General Ferguson, Rep. Moscoso y la senadora electa Jayapal advierten de posibles estafas por notarios
OLYMPIA — El Procurador General Bob Ferguson, Rep. Luis Moscoso, D-1er Distrito Legislativo, y la senadora electa estatal Pramila Jayapal, D-37o Distrito Legislativo, emitieron hoy una alerta al consumidor para residentes de Washington sobre posibles estafas dirigidas a los inmigrantes y sus familias.
Dec 3 2014
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, state Representative Luis Moscoso, D-1st Legislative District, and state Senator-elect Pramila Jayapal, D-37th Legislative District, today issued a consumer alert to Washingtonians about possible scams targeting immigrants and their families.
Sep 17 2014
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson is warning consumers that phone scammers posing as legitimate computer technicians are on the prowl in Washington and other states across the country.
Sep 9 2014
The Washington State Office of Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau have joined together to help consumers avoid a school book scam making the rounds to schools in Washington and across the country.
Jul 7 2014
CONSUMER ALERT: AGO lawsuit returns approximately $120K to over 11,000 consumers for purchase of worthless food handler certificates
SEATTLE—A Washington State Attorney General’s Office lawsuit has stopped deceptive business practices and will return money to over 11,000 Washington state consumers. These consumers purchased worthless food handler certificates from eFoodhandlers, Inc. that do not comply with Washington state law.
Jun 30 2014
The Attorney General’s Office this week filed suit in King County Superior Court against Mandatory Poster Agency (MPA), doing business as Corporate Records Service, and its top corporate officers, for unfair and deceptive business practices in violation of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act after the company duped more than 2,900 Washington businesses into paying $125 each to comply with a phony government requirement.
May 22 2014
Identity theft is a growing problem nationwide, and Washington is no exception. In early March 2014 the Seattle Archdiocese learned that volunteers and employees at parishes and schools became victims of a tax-identity fraud scheme.
May 15 2014
CONSUMER ALERT: Attorney General sues Cal-Western foreclosure trustee for deceptive business practices
At the request of Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the King County Superior Court has issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) requiring foreclosure trustee Cal-Western of Washington to halt its allegedly unfair and deceptive business practices.