May 4 2022
AG Ferguson wins $3.75 million for Washingtonians who paid to use TurboTax when they were eligible to e-file for free
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that as a result of his investigation tax preparation software company Intuit will return more than $3.75 million to 121,102 Washington taxpayers. These Washingtonians paid to electronically file their returns with Intuit’s TurboTax software after the company failed to inform them that they were eligible to e-file for free through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Apr 12 2022
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that JUUL must pay $22.5 million to resolve Ferguson’s lawsuit against the e-cigarette company. The lawsuit asserts that JUUL violated the law when it designed and marketed its products to appeal to underage consumers and deceived consumers about the addictiveness of its product.
Apr 7 2022
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a new partnership with the Federal Communications Commission, establishing critical information sharing and structures for cooperation in investigating robocall scams.
Apr 4 2022
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson is warning Washingtonians to be on the lookout for scammers targeting donations to aid Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees amid Russia’s ongoing invasion. Ferguson is asking Washingtonians to report suspicious solicitations to his office.
Mar 29 2022
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today an initiative to combat robocalls in Washington state. The Attorney General’s Office created a new complaint form for Washingtonians tailored for reporting robocalls.
Mar 22 2022
CONSUMER ALERT: Washington state small business owners targeted by scams requesting payment for certificates, posters
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson is alerting Washingtonians to scammers targeting new business owners, sending hundreds of thousands of deceptive letters into the state. The letters deceptively appear to originate from the government, and demand payment for documents that should be free, or are available for a much lower price from the legitimate agency. About 15,000 Washington businesses have already fallen victim, paying more than $1.2 million.
Mar 17 2022
AG Ferguson files lawsuits against two companies for sending more than 200,000 deceptive letters to Washington small business owners
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed consumer protection lawsuits against two companies and their owners for sending more than 210,000 deceptive letters to small business owners in Washington. The letters deceptively appear to originate from the government, and demand payment for a “Certificate of Status” or a workplace poster that are available from the government free of charge or for a fraction of the monetary demand. More than 15,000 Washington businesses paid these two defendants more than $1.2 million in response to their deceptive letters.
Mar 15 2022
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against Seattle-based US Stemology and its owner, Dr. Tami Meraglia, for deceptively marketing stem cell treatments for COVID-19 and dozens of other serious medical conditions, including asthma, lupus, Parkinson’s, congestive heart failure and multiple sclerosis. There is no reliable clinical evidence stem cell therapy can effectively treat these conditions.
Mar 10 2022
Consumer Protection Week: Attorney General Ferguson announces that recoveries for Washingtonians surpass $1 billion
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his office’s Consumer Protection Division, and other divisions that work directly on behalf of Washingtonians, have delivered more than $1.14 billion since January 2013, including the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy resolution that awaits court approval.
Mar 4 2022
Consumer Alert: Washingtonians affected by 2021 T-Mobile data breach need to protect their personal information
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson urges all Washingtonians who believe they were impacted by the data breach announced by T-Mobile in August 2021 to take appropriate steps to protect their personal information from identity theft.