Federal Resources

These links provide a wealth of information:

Census 2010 — Why It’s Important

Consumer Action Website: Federal Citizen Information Center

Department of Transportation — Aviation Consumer Protection and Enforcement

Department of Transportation — Protect Your Move

Econsumer.gov — report complaints about online and related transactions with foreign companies.

Federal Communications Commission — Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau (questions about phones, TV, junk faxes, etc.)

Federal Communications Commission — Do Not Call Registry

Federal Communications Commission —  For Consumers

Federal Reserve —  Consumer Information

Federal Trade Commission — Avoid Charity Fraud

Federal Trade Commission — Avoid Identity Theft

Federal Trade Commission — Bureau of Consumer Protection

IRS — Tax Fraud Alerts

IRS — Tax Information for Individuals

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission, answers questions, analyze complaints, seek informal resolution of investors’ problems

Investor.gov The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is dedicated to serving the needs of individual investors

MyMoney.gov This website is brought to you by 22 Federal entities that work on improving financial literacy and education. It is a central place for unbiased, reliable information and materials on financial topics of interest to you.


One response to this post.

  1. The Federal Trade Commission has launched the website (www.ncpw.gov) and blog for National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) 2011, to be held March 6-12.

    The press release below provides details on NCPW. I hope you will help get the word out by sharing with your followers. Thanks so much!

    Countdown to National Consumer Protection Week 2011 Begins; Website and Blog Launched

    The Federal Trade Commission has launched the website and blog for National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) 2011, to be held March 6-12. The annual event, now in its 13th year, is hosted by the FTC and nearly 30 other government agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations. The website, http://www.ncpw.gov, provides information about consumer rights, and promotes free resources to help consumers protect their privacy, manage credit and debt, avoid identity theft, understand mortgages, and recognize frauds and scams.

    Consumer experts will provide blog posts on a wide variety of subjects. The Consumer Topics section of the website has print and video resources to read, view, download, print, copy, and share.

    Government agencies and organizations planning an event for National Consumer Protection Week should visit the site at http://www.ncpw.gov and send an email (ncpw(at)ftc.gov) including the date, time, location, and concise details.

    Learn more about the government agencies, consumer groups, and national participating organizations on the About Us section of the website.

    The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint or get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. Watch a new video, How to File a Complaint, at ftc.gov/video to learn more. The FTC enters consumer complaints into the Consumer Sentinel Network, a secure online database and investigative tool used by more than 1,800 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.


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