Apr 30 2014
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is warning homeowners and businesses to steer clear of scam artists offering to pave driveways and resurface parking lots.
Apr 28 2014
The fraudsters are at it again. Members and non-members have reported receiving texts that appeared to come from Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU) stating their card had been deactivated or suspended. If you received this text, DO NOT respond.
Mar 24 2014
As donors consider contributing to relief efforts for the Snohomish County mudslide tragedy, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman are urging consumers to be on guard against scam artists who try to take advantage of the situation.
Feb 26 2014
A new email phishing scam making the rounds nationwide has hit Washington state, and this one is disguised as a utility bill.
Feb 14 2014
AGO, BBB and AARP partner to combat romance scams As more people go cyber to find love, the Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO), the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and AARP warn of an uptick in reports of romance scams. According to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, romance scam victims lost more than $55 million in 2012. To combat this growing epidemic, consumer protection groups are spending Valentine’s Day warning singles about the dangers of “catfishing.”
Feb 10 2014
Are you puzzled by a missed mobile call from Antigua, Barbuda, Jamaica or other exotic locations? No, you have not won a trip to the Caribbean.
Jan 28 2014
CONSUMER ALERT: How secure is your personal information? Data Privacy Day empowers privacy protection
After high-profile national data breaches, Attorney General’s Office encourages consumers to safeguard data In recognition of Data Privacy Day, the Washington Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is urging businesses and individuals to take a moment to learn how to better protect information.
Jan 24 2014
Consumers, keep an eye out for a post-holiday email scams carrying malicious malware disguised as a link to a helpful “change of address” form. Malware is software used to disrupt computer operation and gather sensitive information.
Jan 23 2014
CONSUMER ALERT: Neiman Marcus announces payment card data breach, offers one year free credit monitoring and ID theft insurance
Attorney General warns to be wary of scams to follow Neiman Marcus, a luxury specialty department store, has announced a payment card data breach. The store announced some of its customers’ payment cards were fraudulently used after making purchases at its stores.
Jan 10 2014
CONSUMER ALERT: Target announces additional consumers impacted by data breach, offers free credit monitoring to all shoppers
Target announced today that in addition to the payment card data breach which affected approximately 40 million shoppers, 70 million shoppers had other information taken--such as names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. The data breach occurred during the period of November to December 2013.