Aug 27 2018
SEATTLE — Following a lawsuit by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, a King County Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction ordering an estate-planning company to immediately halt its deceptive conduct. The lawsuit asserts the Texas-based company operated a “trust mill” scheme targeting hundreds of Washington seniors.
Mar 8 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a consumer protection lawsuit today against CLA Estate Services, Inc. and CLA USA, Inc. for operating a “trust mill” by misleading hundreds of Washington seniors about estate planning, and persuading them to purchase high-commission insurance products.
Oct 10 2014
Attorney General announces Extendicare to pay Washington more than $1M to resolve multistate lawsuit
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that hundreds of residents at 15 skilled-nursing facilities in Washington will benefit from an unprecedented multistate agreement with Extendicare Health Services, Inc. (“Extendicare”) and its subsidiary, Progressive Step Corporation (“ProStep”).
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.
Jan 9 2013
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Attorney General’s Office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) today announced the resolution of cases against two women accused of criminal negligence and fraud at an Eatonville boarding home.
Dec 27 2012
SEATTLE – As he nears the end of a busy eight years as Washington State Attorney General, Rob McKenna is reminding families and policymakers to stay alert for threats to seniors.
Jul 28 2011
McKenna unveils training materials to empower bank employees to protect vulnerable adults BELLEVUE – It was a story that brought new attention to a growing problem: helpless seniors preyed upon by caregivers, friends, and relatives.
Feb 11 2011
Attorney General Rob McKenna will join Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound, Pierce County Crime Stoppers, local law enforcement and others at a news conference Monday morning to unveil a new effort to fight crimes against seniors.
Jan 18 2011
Washington residents are losing thousands of dollars to manipulative criminals claiming to be relatives in need of help.
Jul 22 2010
SEATTLE – The Attorney General’s Office has accused an Arizona company of violating a 3-year-old state law intended to crack down on “trust mill” schemes. The Preservation Group and its founders will offer refunds to more than 60 Washington seniors who purchased living trusts, under a settlement announced today by the Washington Attorney General’s Office.