How to Report Fraud in Washington State

To report fraud or a scam in the state of Washington from Seattle to Olympia, contact the attorney general, the Better Business Bureau or one of the Federal, state or local agencies listed.

Washington State Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General: Rob McKenna

File a Consumer Complaint

Main Office:

1125 Washington Street SE

PO Box 40100

Olympia, WA 98504-0100


Consumer Protection

call centers are open M-F 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


1-800-833-6384 for the hearing impaired


103 E. Holly Suite 308

Bellingham, WA 98225


800 5th Ave. Suite 2000

Seattle, WA 98104-3188


West 1116 Riverside

Spokane, WA 99201-1194


P.O. Box 2317

Tacoma, WA 98401


1220 Main St. Suite 549

Vancouver, WA 98660-2964

Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

File a Complaint

Identity Theft

P.O. Box 41200

Olympia, WA 98504

Statewide Toll-Free: 800-551-4636

Phone: 360 902-8700 or 1-877-RING DFI (746-4334)

TDD: 360-664-8126

Fax: 360-586-5068

Division of Consumer Services

Mailing Address:

Department of Financial Institutions

Consumer Services Division

PO Box 41200

Olympia, WA 98504-1200

Phone: 360-902-8703

Fax: 360-664-2258

Email: [email protected]

Nationally Chartered Credit Union

Region V – Tempe

1230 W. Washington Street, Suite 301

Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: 602-302-6000

Fax: 602-302-6024

State-Chartered Credit Unions

Washington Division of Credit Unions

PO Box 41200

Olympia, WA 98504-1200

Phone: 360-902-8701

Fax: 360-704-6901

Savings & Loan Association or Savings Bank

Office of Thrift Supervision

Consumer Complaints and Inquiries

Email: [email protected]

West Region – San Francisco Regional Office

Pacific Plaza

2001 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Suite 650

Daly City, California 94014-1976

Mail: PO Box 7165

San Francisco, CA 94120-7165

Phone: 650-746-7000

Fax: 650-746-7001

Complaints: 800-842-6929

Southern California Area Office

Bentall Executive Center

551 North Tustin Avenue, Suite 1050

Santa Ana, California 92705-8635

Phone: 714-796-4700

Fax: 714-796-4710

Complaints: 800-842-6929

Seattle Area Office

101 Stewart Street, Suite 1010

Seattle, Washington 98101-2419

Phone: 206-829-2600

Fax: 206-829-2620

Complaints: 800-842-6929

National Fair Housing Alliance

National Contact: E-mail: [email protected]

1212 New York Avenue, NW Ste 525

Washington, DC 2005

Phone: 202-898-1661

Fax: 202-371-9744

Washington State Lemon Law



Toll-free 1-800-541-8898

Local King County: 206-587-4240

Local Spokane County: 509-456-3124

Lemon Law Administration

Attorney General’s Office

800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2000

Seattle, WA 98104

Fax: 206-464-6451

Email: [email protected]

Washington State Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Better Business Bureau of Alaska, Oregon & Western Washington

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 206-431-2222

Fax: 206-431-2211

1000 Station Drive, Ste. 222

DuPont WA 98327

Better Business Bureau of E. Washington, N. Idaho & Montana

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 509-455-4200

Fax: 509-838-1079

152 S. Jefferson, Ste. 200

Spokane WA 99201

Internet Crime Complaint Center

IC3’s mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding
the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime. The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a convenient and
easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.
For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local and international level, IC3
provides a central referral mechanism for complaints involving Internet related crimes.

Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) system in the U.S. extends across the nation; coast-to-coast, and in
Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. Since the founding of the first BBB in 1912, the BBB system has proven
that the majority of marketplace problems can be solved fairly through the use of voluntary self-regulation
and consumer education.

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Carol Battishell
9 years ago

received a recorded phone call that I was being sued by the IRS….I called the #### left on the recording and nothing made sence….he sounded like he was from India…don’t know that for sure but said I owe 2,745.00 for 2008 to 2013… When they reviewed my taxes they were miss calculated……they said they tried to serve papers but no one was home to sign….I pray this is a scam…cuz he said I’ll be arrested tommarow morning…..this is the ### I called 202-684-6469…. I don’t believe the IRS conducts business this way….I hung up!

kelly waters
8 years ago

I received a phone call from a gentleman claiming he was from the IRS and said I owed several thousand dollars to them and threatened me that I was going to be arrested. He then passed me to a manager saying that I could settle it outside of court and pay them now over the phone =\ which I did not. They were very aggressive over the phone and I am worried that someone else will fall for it. They also knew my address.

Stephen Gillett
8 years ago

Same thing here. He grew hostile immediately when I asked for confirming details. Would not repeat his “badge number.” Sounds like a scam and I reported it to the IRS impersonator fraud site: Do not provide or confirm any details whatsoever to them. Or just don’t call back.

Kathryn Hailey
8 years ago

I have received multiple calls from different places and telephone numbers. All advise me that the IRS has filed a lawsuit against me. I have not returned the calls but am extremely annoyed because they have awakened me very early in the morning. I have reported the calls to the link provided above. Thank you Stephen for the information

Bruce Adolphson
4 years ago

I receive about 6 calls a day claiming to be Social Security saying my number is suspended, I know it’s a scam and block the numbers as they come in. However I continue to get calls with area codes from all over the US. WHAT else can I do besides block the numbers as they come in?