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Consumer Issues

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  • Social Security Fraud

    Tips on how to avoid being scammed by fraudsters who falsely claim to be Social Security employees.

  • Connecticut Department of Banking Cyberfraud Site

    Protect Yourself Against CyberFraud

  • Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

    The Department of Consumer Protection's mission is to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace, safe products and services for consumers in the industries that we license, regulate and enforce.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Congress established the CFPB to protect consumers by carrying out federal consumer financial laws.

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products.

  • Federal Trade Commission

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) works to ensure that the nation’s markets are vigorous, efficient and free of restrictions that harm consumers.

  • Consumer Education Brochures from the National Consumer Law Center

    The NCLC's free, downloadable brochures offer basic information for consumers on the most critical consumer issues, including predatory lending, debt collection, credit reports, lemon laws, bankruptcy, foreclosure, payday loans, predatory mortgage loans, credit card debt, living trust scams, telemarketing fraud, refinancing, loss of utility services and other issues.

  • CTLawHelp.org: Self-Help Guides for Consumers

    A project of the Connecticut Network for Legal Aid, this page offers easy-to-understand information about issues affecting consumers including bankruptcy, collection and repossession, credit practices and reports, security deposits, small claims court, and more.

  • National Charities Information Bureau

    The Alliance reports on nationally soliciting charitable organizations that are the subject of donor inquiries.

  • National Fraud Information Center

    The NFIC was originally established in 1992 by the National Consumers League, the oldest nonprofit consumer organization in the United States, to fight the growing menace of telemarketing fraud by improving prevention and enforcement.

  • Public Interest Research Group

    U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest. When consumers are cheated, or our natural environment is threatened, or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, U.S. PIRG speaks up and takes action.

  • Identity Theft

    These days, you can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your identity. Help protect your identity, and learn where to turn if you've fallen victim to an identity thief, with these Quick Tips.

  • Automobile Repair in Connecticut

    Learn about automobile repair, licensing and estimates in Connecticut with these Quick Tips.

  • Buying a Used Car?

    But before you buy a used car, read these Quick Tips and find out what protections are available to you under the law.

  • Protect Your Business Against Fraud

    Each year, small businesses are targets of fraudulent or deceptive sales practices. Use these Quick Tips to help spot the scammers before your business falls victim.