Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Feb 28 2005
OLYMPIA - Attorney General Rob McKenna today filed a lawsuit against a California-based marketer of Internet directory listings after more than 75 Washington businesses and organizations complained about the company's deceptive marketing practices.
Feb 25 2005
SEATTLE -- Several service providers in Washington are now offering Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service. This new service allows consumers access to voice services using their Internet Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connection, and no longer needs a dedicated telephone line to make phone calls. Many plans also provide long distance service at no charge.
Feb 23 2005
SEATTLE -- The Washington State Attorney General’s Office has received complaints against a firm selling magnetic mattress pads in Washington, Greentree Health Systems, of Lebanon, Ohio.
Feb 15 2005
SEATTLE -- Billing complaints for on-line advertising that was never ordered have flooded the Seattle Consumer Resource Center (CRC) of the Washington Attorney General’s office in the last two weeks.
Feb 2 2005
OLYMPIA - Attorney General Rob McKenna today filed suit against a Canadian seafood supplier and its officers for allegedly conspiring with a convicted poacher to steal more than 65 tons of geoduck from South Puget Sound.
Jan 31 2005
SEATTLE -- Introducing Esuvee-- a new national mascot to promote Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) safety, particularly among young adult drivers. Washington joins 49 other states and three jurisdictions in announcing Esuvee's drive to educate consumers on SUV safety messages.
Jan 13 2005
SEATTLE -- The Washington Attorney General's office has settled with the operators of Alyon Technologies, a New Jersey-based Internet billing service which allegedly charged consumers for adult web material they never intended to purchase. Parties to the settlement also include the company's president, Stephane Touboul, and its Georgia affiliate, Telcollect.
Jan 10 2005
TACOMA -- Hundreds of Washington consumers who purchased used cars after June 1, 1997 may be eligible for refunds as the result of a multi-state settlement with State Farm Mutual Insurance Company.
Oct 20 2003
10.20.03 SPOKANE - the Attorney General's Office today issued a warning to Eastern Washington residents to be wary of vacuum cleaner sales people who are using unfair and high-pressure sales tactics on vulnerable elderly citizens.
Feb 17 1999
SEATTLE - February 17, 1999 - An Issaquah man who falsely claimed the proceeds from the sale of discount coupon books would be used to help local troubled and homeless youth, then used the funds to support himself and his own children, has been closed down by the Attorney General's Office.