OLYMPIA – According to one research firm, U.S. consumers together receive about 800 million unwanted text messages on their cell phones each year. Attorney General Rob McKenna says you can reduce the amount of text spam you receive by taking a few simple steps. He also warned that some text messages can carry viruses and spyware.
OLYMPIA – December will be a bit more rewarding for 8,750 Washington residents. They’ll receive checks this month totaling nearly $9.9 million as part of last year’s $325 million national settlement with former subprime lending giant Ameriquest.
Seattle - Attorney General Rob McKenna joined King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg, David Weston from the DSHS Mental Health Division and Chief Vicky Stormo from the University of Washington’s police department in releasing a report outlining necessary improvements to restrict access to firearms by persons with mental health commitments.
OLYMPIA – Washington has joined several other states in filing suit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for violating a national ban on the use of cartoons in tobacco advertising.
The Attorney General’s Office filed the motion in King County Superior Court, seeking an order prohibiting further use of cartoons in advertising and requiring the payment of monetary sanctions of more than $3.5 million, among other requested relief.
The Washington Attorney General’s Office and AARP have teamed up with the state Department of Financial Institutions and Microsoft to help consumers invest wisely and stay safe online.
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna will argue on behalf of Washington’s people before the US Supreme Court on October 1, defending Initiative 872. The “Top Two Primary” initiative defense will be McKenna’s second argument before the US Supreme Court. McKenna represents the people of Washington and Secretary of State Sam Reed in a challenge to I-872 brought by the state’s major political parties.
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OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna today provided tips on how computer users can help cut down on spam. (With four actualities.)
SEATTLE – Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced that thousands of Washington consumers are eligible for refunds under a settlement with the operators of www.privasafe.com
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OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna today hailed the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow individuals and corporations who voluntarily clean up hazardous waste sites to recover costs from other liable parties as a victory for the state and the environment.
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna today explained what the state hopes to achieve with its gas prices investigation and said Washington residents can help ensure a fair marketplace by passing along their tips.
SEATTLE – You may be owed money if you paid for a video subscription service from Movieland.com, bought Spyware Cleaner software or a Sony BMG music CD, or were billed for a shopping service or travel club you didn’t want. The Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division says thousands of Washington consumers are potentially eligible for refunds for products and services as a result of government settlements.
OLYMPIA – Washington’s Law Enforcement Group Against Identity Theft, better known as LEGIT, is organizing a statewide free shred-a-thon with events at 29 locations on April 28.
Attorney General Rob McKenna joined representatives of the Washington Liquor Control Board and the State Patrol in Seattle yesterday to support The Century Council’s new public awareness campaign to prevent underage drinking.
Attorney General Rob McKenna joined legislators and leaders from AARP and the Washington Credit Union League today in encouraging the state Legislature to give all Washington residents the opportunity to freeze access to their credit reports. They believe a preventative security freeze bill is needed to help individuals protect themselves from potential identity theft and financial destruction.