Feb 5 2007
Media Advisory: Attorney General McKenna, AARP and Washington Credit Union League to Discuss Need for Proposed Credit Security Freeze Legislation
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna will conduct a press conference tomorrow on proposed legislation that would give all Washington residents the opportunity to freeze unauthorized access to their credit reports.
Jan 16 2007
Gov. Gregoire, Attorney General McKenna Urge Agencies to Reduce Identity Theft by Protecting Citizens’ Information
Olympia - Governor Chris Gregoire and Attorney General Rob McKenna have sent letters to state agency directors urging them to take steps now to protect personal information from landing in the hands of identity thieves.
Sep 27 2006
Federal investigators in Western Washington are sharpening their focus on employees at banks, medical establishments and other institutions who are stealing or selling personal identifying information.
Jul 5 2006
SEATTLE – The recovery of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs laptop stolen in a May burglary is good news, said Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna, but he said veterans and active-duty military whose personal information was stored on the computer should continue to take precautions until the investigation is complete.
Jun 9 2006
Consumer Alert: Credit Freeze Available for Washington Veterans Whose Personal Information Was Stolen in Data Breach
OLYMPIA – Washington veterans and active-duty military whose personal information was potentially compromised in the recent U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs data security breach have the ability to request a credit report security freeze to help protect themselves from identity theft.
May 25 2006
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna today asked the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to assist Washington veterans whose information was stolen in agency’s recently reported data security breach.
May 1 2006
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna today warned consumers to watch out for callers who claim you have won a voucher for free gasoline then ask for a checking account number.
Apr 4 2006
McKenna, Attorneys General Nationwide File Formal Objections to Proposed IRS Rules Concerning Privacy Protections
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna this week filed formal objections to the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed rules that would make it easier for businesses to sell and share personal information included on tax returns.
Feb 28 2006
PIERCE COUNTY – A Pierce County woman today pled guilty to two counts of identity theft in the first degree, one count of theft in the first degree and six counts of theft in the second degree. The case was filed in Pierce County Superior Court by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in August 2005.
Jan 26 2006
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna announced new recommendations for reducing identity theft in Washington during a press conference today at the State Capitol.