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NOLO: Consumer Protection Laws and Your Business
Be aware of laws against deceptive advertising and pricing -- and when they apply.
Consumer Protection, FindLaw
Consumer protection is an umbrella term covering a group of laws and organizations that protect the rights of consumers and foster the free flow of accurate information in the marketplace. Consumer protection laws are designed to prevent businesses from engaging in fraud or unfair practices, to protect individuals from scam artists, and identity thieves and crooks.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives.
Bureau of Consumer Protection
The FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection stops unfair, deceptive and fraudulent business practices by collecting complaints and conducting investigations, suing companies and people that break the law, developing rules to maintain a fair marketplace, and educating consumers and businesses about their rights and responsibilities.
FDIC Law, Regulations, Related Acts
6500 - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Statutes Enforced or Administered by the Federal Trade Commission
The Commission has enforcement or administrative responsibilities under more than 70 laws. They are grouped here in three categories: (a) Statutes relating to both the competition and consumer protection missions; (b) statutes relating principally to the competition mission; and (c) statutes relating principally to the consumer protection mission.
Filing a Consumer Complaint, USA.gov
Find out what steps to take and who you should contact if you need to file a complaint against a company.