Regulatory Agencies

Regulatory Agencies

There a several federal and state regulatory agencies specifically tasked with protecting consumers, handling complaints, and prosecutors businesses that act in bad faith or run afoul of the law.  Typically, your home state’s Office of the Attorney General is a valuable resource for consumer protection.  Some states, such as California, have constituted separate government agencies, for example the DFPI

On the federal level similar agencies exist

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

The FTC is a bipartisan federal agency with a unique dual mission to protect consumers and promote competition.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.