Official United States government agencies that help citizens get redress for unethical or illegal practices in the marketplace.

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Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Responsible for federal programs which promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.
Better Business Bureaus
Contact and web site information provided.
Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. State Department
Helps with travel warnings, international adoption, passport and visa service and problems, Americans abroad.
Commodities Futures Trading Commission
Public information and complaints page, with information about enforcement activities, consumer alerts, reparations program, and other links.
Consumer Information Center: Education Resources
Listing of a number of free and low cost booklets.
Consumer Information Center: Small Business Information
Listing of a number of free and low cost booklets.
Department of Transportation Auto Safety Hotline
FAQs, how to file a defect report, information on the recall process, and links to safety information.
Environmental Violations
How to report environmental problems to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Federal Communications Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer information, filing complaints, and laws about amateur and commercial radio, cable companies, public broadcasting, and telephone service.
FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
Bureau of Consumer Protection's mandate is to protect consumers against unfair, deceptive, or fraudulent practices. The Bureau enforces a variety of consumer protection laws enacted by Congress, as well as trade regulation rules issued by the Commission.
Housing and Urban Development, File a Complaint
Consumer information and how to file a complaint housing discrimination, bad landlords in federal housing, violations of manufactured housing, land sale frauds, deceptive home improvement contractors, and other abuses and waste.
Medicare.gov
Official U.S. government site for Medicare information.
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Customer Assistance
The OCC charters, regulates and examines approximately 2,600 national banks and 66 federal branches and agencies of foreign banks in the United States. Site has instructions on how to file a formal complaint.
Publications.usa.gov
Catalog of free and low-cost federal publications of consumer interest from the General Services Administration.
SEC Complaint Center
Security and Exchange Commission discusses how to handle a complaint against a stock broker.
U.S. Department of Transportation Frequently Asked Questions
Among other questions answered, site lists where to file a complaint.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Regional FDA's public affairs specialists who respond to consumers' questions about FDA and the products the agency regulates.
USA.gov: Consumer Protection
Published by the U.S. Federal Consumer Information Center. Includes help and assistance information for consumers including shopping advice, tips about products and services, and contact information for governmental agencies, business bureaus, consumer advocacy and protection offices.
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