Federal Trade Commission
Information and Support - Consumers
600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20580
Distance: 392 Miles
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Offers practical information on a variety of consumer topics to help avoid scams, learn consumer rights and get help with identity theft
Specific topics include:
* Money and credit
* Homes and mortgages
* Health and fitness
* Jobs and making money
* Privacy, identity and online security
* Scam alerts
They also take consumer complaints, and uses the information to track trends. They do not resolve individual complaints, but can provide information about what next steps to take.
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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DD-1200Consumer Action Information/Support Definition
Programs that provide information, advice and/or access to necessary forms for individuals who want to exercise their rights as consumers.
DD-1500.4050General Consumer Complaints Definition
Programs such as local consumer complaints offices that respond to a range of consumer issues rather than specializing in handling a particular type of complaint. These programs register complaints by consumers and, when possible, attempt to find a satisfactory resolution.
DD-2100.2500Government Consumer Protection Agencies Definition
Consumer protection offices that are part of federal, state, county or city governments which receive, investigate and resolve through direct action or referral to law enforcement or regulatory agencies, consumer complaints that are a result of transactions in the marketplace. Most government consumer affairs offices also publish and disseminate a large selection of consumer education materials, initiate studies to improve standards of conduct for businesses and consumers, and analyze and recommend changes in consumer protection legislation.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.