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Good resources for consumers

Where do you turn if you need information about consumer topics? Whom do you contact if you have an issue with a product or service? Where can you find out more about scams? And what should you do if you inadvertently become a victim of a scam?

To mark National Consumer Protection Week this week, the Better Business Bureau has compiled a list of consumer resources along with contact information. Clip and save for future reference.

The Better Business Bureau is, in essence, one-stop shopping when it comes to checking out a business, reading customer reviews, filing a complaint or searching for consumer news and tips. Visit http://www.bbb.org, or call 970-484-1348 or 800-564-0370.



Federal Trade Commission: Get consumer tips and information, file a consumer complaint, list your number with the Do Not Call Registry, and get your free credit report. Visit http://www.ftc.gov, or call 877-382-4357.

Federal Communications Commission: For information or to file a complaint about issues involving your wireless, Internet or television provider(s), visit http://www.fcc.gov or call 888-225-5322.




The Internet Crime Complaint Center: A partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center to receive, develop and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cybercrime. Visit http://www.ic3.gov.

Federal Bureau of Investigation: The FBI’s mission includes a consumer focus, and the agency encourages consumers to report suspicious activities. Visit http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety.

Colorado Attorney General’s Office: StopFraudColorado.gov provides information on a wide variety of scams reported by consumers, businesses and local, state and federal agencies. Consumers also can file complaints.

Find daily tips at http://go.bbb.org/1FPpExX.


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