Jan 28 2014
CONSUMER ALERT: How secure is your personal information? Data Privacy Day empowers privacy protection
After high-profile national data breaches, Attorney General’s Office encourages consumers to safeguard data In recognition of Data Privacy Day, the Washington Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is urging businesses and individuals to take a moment to learn how to better protect information.
Dec 11 2013
Less than 5 percent of donations go to charities, 50 percent to Gannons The Washington state Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has filed a Consumer Protection Act complaint and will seek a temporary restraining order against Knowledge 4 Kids, otherwise known as Kures 4 Kids, and its operators, Michael and Amy Gannon.
Dec 10 2013
Ferguson spotlights veterans, consumers, open government and safe communities for 2014 legislative agenda
Flanked by a bipartisan group of legislators, Attorney General Bob Ferguson unveiled a 2014 legislative agenda focused on veterans, open government, safer communities and protections for consumers against businesses who do not play by the rules.
Dec 6 2013
Secretary of State Kim Wyman, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and AARP are urging Washington residents to make wise choices when giving money to charity and avoid unscrupulous fundraising groups during the holidays and afterward.
Oct 7 2013
STOP.THINK.CONNECT.™ Campaign Encourages Awareness During Cyber Security Month Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office are proud to announce their participation as partners of STOP.THINK.CONNECT.™, a global cyber security awareness campaign to help digital citizens stay safer and more secure online.
Sep 16 2013
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman are teaming up to warn consumers about a troubling practice by some individuals who solicit donations near retail stores on behalf of charities.
Sep 10 2013
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a new “Military and Veterans Legal Resource Guide” to help veterans, military personnel and their families understand their legal rights and protections.
Jul 29 2013
Ferguson Files Complaint Against Bellevue Insurance Agent and His Company for Targeting Elderly Widows
The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) today filed suit against an insurance agent and his two business partners who allegedly preyed on elderly consumers and duped them out of thousands of dollars. Many of the 30-plus victims were widows, usually over 80-years-old.
Jul 17 2013
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined fellow attorneys general, the Federal Trade Commission and other partners across America in recognizing the first annual Military Consumer Protection Day.
Jul 3 2013
Progress has been made to protect consumer privacy, but concerns remain SEATTLE—Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined by 22 other state attorneys general, announced progress in their effort to work with Google to improve how it protects consumer privacy, and called on the company to offer greater transparency and more meaningful privacy controls.