Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Mar 16 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his office has put a stop to the deceptive business practices of a Seattle-based man and his three companies who will pay back as much as $7,750,000 to approximately 165,000 consumers nationwide.
Mar 16 2016
SEATTLE — A Thurston County judge ordered a California company that scammed new Washington property owners into buying overpriced deeds to pay more than $3.6 million today, after granting summary judgment in a lawsuit brought by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
Mar 11 2016
SEATTLE — The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division today released its top 20 consumer complaints for 2015. 
Mar 4 2016
SEATTLE — A fast-moving phone scam is targeting taxpayers across the country. Victims have reported threats of license suspension, arrest and deportation.
Mar 3 2016
SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge today ordered civil penalties and restitution up to $1.15 million in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against Mandatory Poster Agency (MPA). The company duped thousands of Washington small businesses into paying for documents many people thought were coming from a state agency.  
Feb 29 2016
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined seven attorneys general today in calling on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to restore education benefits to veterans who were victims of predatory institutions, such as Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Feb 16 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson prevailed today in his lawsuit against a California company that scammed new property owners into buying overpriced deeds.
Feb 12 2016
SEATTLE — The Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) will soon launch a website for consumers to file claims for their share of the $63 million LCD recovery. In the meantime, the AGO cautions consumers that a third-party agent has set up a website to file claims on behalf of consumers, but will charge one-third of the recovery money to do so. When the AGO claims website goes live, consumers can file their own claims for free.
Feb 11 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced Moneygram Payment Systems, Inc. will pay $13 million to resolve a multi-state investigation into how Moneygram’s wire transfer service was used in schemes to defraud consumers.
Feb 5 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced Washington homeowners will recover $1 million, as part of a $470 million agreement secured for homeowners nationwide through a state-federal legal action against mortgage lender and servicer HSBC.