Dec 13 2013
Many businesses have contacted the state Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Labor & Industries about a misleading letter sent from a company called ‘Labor Standards Compliance Office’ listed at a Tacoma, Wash. address.
Dec 13 2013
CONSUMER ALERT: 76 Washington consumers receive checks for misleading vehicle service contracts, thousands more may be eligible
Attorneys general order U.S. Fidelis pay back 19,000 consumers nationwide Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined three other state attorneys general today in announcing that approximately 19,000 consumers nationwide will share more than $9.3 million to compensate them for their problems with U.S. Fidelis, a now-defunct dealer of vehicle service contracts. Checks are going in the mail today for those who filed a claim.
Oct 22 2013
A Going Out of Business (GOB) Sale is not something people usually want to consider. However, if necessary, it is important to do it right. The Consumer Protection Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) enforces the state Consumer Protection Act (CPA), RCW 19.86, that prohibits unfair or deceptive business practices.
Sep 16 2013
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman are teaming up to warn consumers about a troubling practice by some individuals who solicit donations near retail stores on behalf of charities.
Jun 6 2013
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today the filing of a major timeshare consumer protection case as part of the joint multi-state, multi-national law enforcement initiative coordinated by the Federal Trade Commission.
Jun 5 2013
Attorney General Bob Ferguson has learned Washington residents are receiving calls from scammers posing as Medicare officials seeking personal information, claiming to need the information to issue new Medicare cards.
May 21 2013
In the wake of the massive tornados that touched down in Oklahoma this week, Better Business Bureau (BBB), the Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and the Secretary of State (SOS) are warning of opportunistic fraudsters. Cons follow the headlines and can easily create bogus charities under the guise of helping victims.
May 15 2013
The Attorney General’s Office and the Better Business Bureau are warning Washington residents to read the fine print before responding to letters from businesses offering to sell them copies of records easily accessible from local government offices for a much lower price.
May 1 2013
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s High-Tech Unit has secured a $97,000 settlement with ZookaWare, an Arizona-based software company, and its owner for engaging in unfair and deceptive practices against consumers over the last several years.
Apr 26 2013
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the Better Business Bureau are teaming up to remind consumers that scammers never take a vacation. Both the AGO and the BBB have seen a recent spike in “Timeshare Reseller” scams. Together both agencies have received more than 20 complaints since the start of the year.