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Self Help Legal Info

  • When Information is Lost or Exposed

    What to do if there is a breach of your data - includes information about the recent Equifax, Yahoo! and IRS breaches. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau

    How to file a complaint if you have a problem with a business. Includes lists the local BBB offices. Content Detail

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    Better Business Bureau
  • How to File a Consumer Complaint in Colorado

    Phone numbers you can call to submit consumer complaints in a variety of areas . You have to first choose the topic that you are going to file a complaint about to access further information on the site. Content Detail

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    Colorado Attorney General's Office
  • Filing Consumer Complaints

    The FTC has a Consumer Complaint Assistant to help you with your questions and help you file a complaint against a company. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • How to Spot Health Fraud

    Tip-offs to being ripped off if you buy certain health-related products. Content Detail

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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Protect Yourself as a Consumer

    Consumer information on topics such as abusive lending, credit issues, privacy, seniors' issues and much more. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • When do you have to give your Social Security Number?

    You do not have to give your social security number to any merchant who asks you for it. Please read this resource to learn what to do when you are asked for your social security number . Content Detail

    By:
    Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
  • Avoid Predatory Lending & Other Consumer Fraud

    This has information such as: Spotting a Dishonest Lender; Finding an Honest Lender; Before Signing; After You Sign; and AARP Resources. Content Detail

    By:
    AARP
  • Car Buying Tips

    This website will help you think through your car purchase decision and will provide an understanding of what your obligations and rights are as a car owner. Content Detail

    By:
    Colorado Auto Industry Division
  • How to Complain about Your Bank

    Information focuses on banking issues in relatively small amounts with: checking accounts, personal loans and mortgages, concentrating on the average citizen's everyday banking matters. Read More

  • Report Fraud

    Use this site to File a Report fraud, including: consumer complaints, charity and non-profit, consumer creditor or lender, collection agency, debt management services provider, environmental crimes, insurance fraud, medicaid, mortgage, patent assertion, securities fraud, telephone calls: fraudulent or unwanted calls, or make other fraud reports. Read More

    By:
    CO Attorney General's Office
  • Scams

    Information about the countless ways con artists try to scam people - lenders, credit reports, staged car accidents, phony Medicare drug discount cards, sweepstakes, wire transfers. Be informed. Content Detail

    By:
    AARP
  • Colorado Dept. of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)

    Dedicated to preserving the integrity of the marketplace and is committed to promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado. Content Detail

  • Internet Crime Complaint Center

    IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the person who believes they were defrauded or from a third party to the complainant. We can best process your complaint if we receive accurate and complete information from you. Content Detail

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    FBI, National White Collar Crime Center, Bureau of Justice Assistance
  • Be a Better Buyer - Better Business Bureau

    Increase your chances of having a positive purchase outcome. Remember to always check with the BBB first -- it's just good business. Content Detail

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    Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau