Consumer Services Guide (CSG)

Consumer Services Guide (CSG) Edition

The Consumer Services Guide is searchable directory of resources which can help you with consumer problems and questions. There are multiple editions of the 'Guide', some which deal with specific issues such as housing or credit. The full directory, the Consumer Service Guide Edition, provides access to all the resources collected by Consumer Action.
 
 

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  • Administration on Aging, (HHS)
    Government site includes a directory of state agencies on aging, a directory of state long-term-care ombudsmen, and a link to the Eldercare Locator to help you contact local service agencies.

  • Alabama - AL Department of Insurance
    The Department's mission is to serve the people of Alabama by regulating the insurance industry, providing consumer protection, promoting market stability, and enforcing fire safety standards and laws.

  • Alabama - Attorney General
    As the state's attorney, he provides legal representation for the state of Alabama, its officers, departments, and agencies. The Attorney General defends the state in all lawsuits in which the state is named as a defendant. He represents the state in all court proceedings wherein the constitutionality of a state statute is challenged. In addition to defending the state, the Attorney General may initiate court…

  • Alabama - Better Business Bureau (BBB)
    Contact for pre-purchase inquiry and complaint information on local businesses. Takes complaints on companies and arbitrates problems and disputes. Monitors and reviews local advertising and tracks and reports on charitable organizations. BBB of Columbus serves East Alabama, West and Southwest Georgia.

  • Alabama - Public Service Commission
    The Public Utilities Commission (RIPUC) and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (DPUC) are independent regulatory bodies whose mission is to ensure that safe, reliable, quality utility service is provided at a fair and reasonable cost.

  • Alabama - Superintendent of Banks
    The State Banking Department is the state agency that charters, regulates, and examines banks, and trust companies chartered by the State of Alabama. The Department also has regulatory and licensing authority over lenders, mortgage brokers, payday lenders, and pawnshops conducting business in Alabama. The State Banking Department regulates all state chartered banks, trust companies, and various providers of consumer credit. A primary objective of the…

  • Alabama - Weights and Measures Office
    State Weights and Measures Offices enforce laws and regulations about the labeling, weight, measure or count of packaged items including food and household products. These offices also regulate the accuracy of weighing and measuring devices in supermarket, gas stations, taxicabs, etc. Some city and county offices have weights and measures functions in addition to the state offices listed below that might be listed under either…

  • Alaska - Attorney General
    The Attorney General of the State of Alaska has the authority to investigate business and trade practices and takes legal action on behalf of the State of Alaska, in order to stop unfair, false, misleading or deceptive acts and practices. We concentrate our investigative activities on those complaints that indicate a pattern of unfairness or deception substantially affecting the public interest. The Attorney General serves…

  • Alaska - Better Business Bureau (BBB)
    Contact for pre-purchase inquiry and complaint information on local businesses. Takes complaints on companies and arbitrates problems and disputes. Monitors and reviews local advertising and tracks and reports on charitable organizations.

  • Alaska - Director of Banking
    The State Departments of Banking regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit.

  • Alaska - Division of Insurance (DCED)
    The Consumer Services Division is responsible for gathering and responding to consumer inquiries regarding insurance company or producer activities.

  • Alaska - Regulatory Commission of AK
    The Public Utilities Commission (RIPUC) and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (DPUC) are independent regulatory bodies whose mission is to ensure that safe, reliable, quality utility service is provided at a fair and reasonable cost.

  • Alaska - Weights and Measures Office
    State Weights and Measures Offices enforce laws and regulations about the labeling, weight, measure or count of packaged items including food and household products. These offices also regulate the accuracy of weighing and measuring devices in supermarket, gas stations, taxicabs, etc. Some city and county offices have weights and measures functions in addition to the state offices listed below that might be listed under either…

  • Alliance Against Fraud in Telemarketing and Electronic Commerce (AAFTEC)
    A coalition of public interest groups, trade associations, labor unions, businesses, law enforcement agencies, educators, and consumer protection agencies. Members promote efforts to educate the public about telemarketing and Internet fraud, and how consumers can shop safely by phone and online.

  • AlterNet.org
    AlterNet is an online magazine featuring public-interest content, non-mainstream news, and advocacy efforts.

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty. We work daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Our job is to conserve America’s original civic values - the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. (For all other states, please visit the…

  • American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI)
    The leading consumer policy research and education organization consisting of a world wide community of researchers, educators and related professionals dedicated to enhancing consumer well-being. A major goal is to advance consumer knowledge by identifying issues, stimulating research, promoting education, and informing policy.

  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)
    APHIS is responsible for protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, administering the Animal Welfare Act, and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.

  • Antitrust Division, (DOJ)
    The mission of the Antitrust Division is to promote economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on antitrust laws and principles.

  • Appleseed
    A non-profit network of 17 public interest justice centers in the United States and Mexico, Appleseed is dedicated to building a society in which opportunities are genuine, access to the law is universal and equal, and government advances the public interest. Appleseed uncovers and corrects injustices and barriers to opportunity through legal, legislative and market-based structural reform. Working with our huge pro bono network, we…

  • Arizona - Attorney General
    The Attorney General’s Office represents and provides legal advice to most State agencies; enforces consumer protection and civil rights laws; and prosecutes criminals charged with complex financial crimes and certain conspiracies involving illegal drugs. In addition, all appeals statewide from felony convictions are handled by this Office.

  • Arizona - Better Business Bureau (BBB)
    Contact for pre-purchase inquiry and complaint information on local businesses. Takes complaints on companies and arbitrates problems and disputes. Monitors and reviews local advertising and tracks and reports on charitable organizations.

  • Arizona - Department of Insurance
    The Consumer Services Division is responsible for gathering and responding to consumer inquiries regarding insurance company or producer activities.

  • Arizona - Public Utilities Commission
    The Public Utilities Commission (RIPUC) and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (DPUC) are independent regulatory bodies whose mission is to ensure that safe, reliable, quality utility service is provided at a fair and reasonable cost.

  • Arizona - Superintendent of Banks
    The Arizona state banking department’s mission is to regulate and supervise the financial institutions and enterprises of Arizona according to statutes in ways that will not unreasonably impede economic growth or business activity and provide consumer support to the greatest possible extent.

 
 
 

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