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Consumer fraud & unfair sales practices

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Consumer

In this section of Washington LawHelp you will find general legal information and resources on consumer fraud and unfair sales practices in Washington state.

  • Avoiding Scams Against Immigrants

    Whether you're renewing your Green Card, becoming a citizen, or trying to choose the right forms, immigration issues can be complicated - and it's important to do things right. Use the resources on this page to help you spot and avoid scams, and find the right kind of help. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Credit and Debit Card Scams

    0810EN - General information about credit and debit card scams: how to avoid them and what to do if you think you are a victim. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Shopping for Money Wire Transfers

    Learn about how to avoid money wire transfer fraud and hidden fees and costs. Read More

    By:
    National Consumer Law Center
    Read this in:
    Korean / 한국어
    Russian / Pусский
    Spanish / Español
    Chinese / 中文
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
  • Filing a Consumer Complaint with the Attorney General's Office

    The AG's web site provides information on resolving consumer complaints and how to file a complaint in the event your problem cannot be resolved. Read More

    By:
    Washington State Attorney General
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • OnGuardOnline.Gov

    Provides practical tips from the government and the tech industry to help you be on guard against internet fraud, secure your computer and protect your personal information. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Senior Fraud

    Consumers lose billions of dollars each year to fraud. People over age 50 are especially vulnerable and account for over half of all victims, according to a study conducted by AARP. People who commit these types of crimes, “con criminals,” often target older people knowing they have spent a lifetime earning their savings. Con criminals go wherever they can to find money to steal. They use everyday tools—the mailbox, the telephone, the Internet—to reach into your pocketbook. Read More

    By:
    Washington State Attorney General
  • Work at Home Schemes

    When money's tight, work-at-home opportunities can sound like just the thing to make ends meet. Some even promise a refund if you don't succeed. But the reality is many of these jobs are scams. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • ConsumerFinance.gov

    The CFPB works to give consumers the information they need to understand the terms of their agreements with financial companies. They are working to make regulations and guidance as clear and streamlined as possible so providers of consumer financial products and services can follow the rules on their own. ON this site you can file a consumer complaint and learn about how to make good financial decisions. Content Detail

    By:
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Senior Money Project

    Helpful video series on reverse mortgages/equity, scams, identity theft and estate planning and many other resources to help seniors make good financial decisions. Read More

    By:
    CENTS