Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Dec 6 2005
SEATTLE – A California marketing firm today was ordered to pay $3 million in civil penalties and $375,000 restitution to the Seattle School District for sending junk e-mails. Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced the U.S. District Court order against AvTech Direct, which came as a result of Washington’s first lawsuit under the federal anti-spam act.
Aug 9 2005
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna today commended Microsoft for its successful settlement with self-proclaimed “Spam King” Scott Richter and for the company’s dedication to Internet safety.
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.
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.