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Consumer Issues

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  • 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.

  • DISCLAIMER

    The following resources are not created, recommended or endorsed by the Office of the Attorney General, but are provided as resources that may offer additional information or assistance. External links will open in a new window and you will be redirected to a third-party website

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Credit Reports & Scores

    Learn about credit reports, credit scores and your rights under the law with these Quick Tips.

  • Foreclosure Prevention and Loan Modification Assistance

    Click here for resources available to consumers attempting to achieve loan modifications and avoid foreclosure.

  • Lost and Stolen Credit and ATM/Debit Cards

    What should you do if your credit card is stolen or if you notice unauthorized purchases on your debit card statement? Find out with these Quick Tips.

  • Student Loan Repayment Guide

    In these Quick Tips, find out how the federal Credit Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure, or CARD, Act protects you from credit card abuses.