Government Consumer Protection Agencies

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    Taxonomy Code: DD-2100.2500

    Consumer protection offices that are part of federal, state, county or city governments which receive, investigate and resolve through direct action or referral to law enforcement or regulatory agencies, consumer complaints that are a result of transactions in the marketplace. Most government consumer affairs offices also publish and disseminate a large selection of consumer education materials, initiate studies to improve standards of conduct for businesses and consumers, and analyze and recommend changes in consumer protection legislation.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Consumer Complaints - Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)Allows consumers to file complaints as follows: - Division of Banking: Commercial Banks, Trust Companies, and Colorado Licensed Money Transmitter Companies - Division of Civil Rights: Discrimination in Employment, Housing, or Public Accommodations - Division of Financial Services: Credit Unions, Savings, and Loan Institutions and Life Care Institutions - Division of Insurance: Insurance Companies, Producers, and Bail Agents - Division of Professions and Occupations: Licensed Professionals (from Acupuncturists to Veterinarians (not Teachers or Attorneys)) - Division of Real Estate: Real Estate Brokers, Real Estate Appraisers, Appraisal Management Companies, Homeowners' Associations, and Mortgage Loan Originators - Division of Securities: Securities Brokers, Dealers and Investment Adviser Firms - Public Utilities Commission: Taxicabs, Tow Trucks, Movers, Utilities - Consumer Counsel: Provides advocates for residential and small business utility consumers during utility rate proceedings but, does not take complaints. Denver CountyDepartment of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
    Consumer Protection - Federal Trade CommissionTHE FTC protects consumers by stopping unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices in the market place. The Consumer Protection program is available to the community to report concerns in regards to an agency and it's practices. Out of State600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, NWFederal Trade Commission
    Consumer Protection Line - 18th Judicial District AttorneyProvides a consumer protection hotline that serves to educate consumers about scams and schemes operating in the Denver Metro area, and to assist those who have fallen victim to one of the numerous fraud events through the following: - Education and prevention - Consumer alerts - Consumer hotline - Fraud Prevention Seminars Arapahoe County18th Judicial District Attorney's Office18th Judicial District Attorney's Office

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