Washington State Attorney General

settlement
10:51 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Wash. State Wins $610,000 in Google Settlement

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the state will receive $610,600 dollars from Google as part of a settlement with 37 states and Washington, D.C.

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Consumer protection
2:15 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

State AG slaps T-Mobile USA for new plans

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Washington state's chief prosecutor says there's a catch to T-Mobile's new cellphone plans, which replace the traditional two-year service contract with an installment plan for phone buyers.

One of the benefits of the new plan is that buyers can cancel their service at any time. But Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the company hasn't told customers that they have to pay the full remaining cost of the phone if they cancel service; they can't remain on the installment plan.

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Business
1:20 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Facebook, Washington AG join in fight against 'clickjacking'

Facebook attorney Ted Ullyot talks to reporters in Seattle on Thursday, as Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna looks on at left, about a new legal strategy to combat a scam affecting Facebook users.
The Associated Press

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna is joining with Facebook to launch a public attack on the internet scam known as “click jacking.” 

Adscend is the Delaware company behind the so-called click-jacking scam. “Clickjacking” involves computer codes embedded in links that you click on that triggers Facebook’s “Like” feature.

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