California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) – BAR is a state agency that licenses and regulates automotive repair and smog check shops. Consumers can check whether a business is licensed, file a complaint, and learn about their rights when having their car repaired.
California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) – CSLB is a state agency responsible for licensing and regulating California’s construction industry. Consumers can file a complaint against a contractor, check a contractor’s license status, and learn about their rights.
California Department of Insurance (DOI) – DOI is a state agency regulating and licensing insurance companies, agents, and brokers in California. Consumers can file a complaint, check an insurer’s license status, and learn about their rights.
California Attorney General’s Office – The Attorney General is the state’s top law enforcement official. On the Attorney General’s website, consumers can file a complaint, get more information about state agencies, and get helpful tips on a number of issues such as identity theft, debt collection, and the lemon law.
California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) – DCA is a state department responsible for administering California’s regulatory boards, bureaus, and committees, which oversee numerous professions including doctors, dentists, architects, accountants, and veterinarians. Consumers can file complaints and check license statuses.
California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) – DIR is a state department responsible for administering and enforcing laws governing wages, hours and breaks, overtime, retaliation, workplace safety and health, apprenticeship training programs, and medical care and other benefits for injured workers. On its website, consumers can file a claim for unpaid wages, report unsafe work conditions, and request benefits for a work injury.
Federal Government Consumer Information Center – The Consumer Information Center is a Federal Government website dedicated to consumer issues such as telemarketing, recalled products, and fraud alerts.
United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) – The CPSC is a federal regulatory agency tasked with protecting the public against unreasonable risks of injury or death from consumer products. On CPSC’s website, consumers can learn about product recalls and report unsafe products.
Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center – Internet Crime Complaint Center provides a mechanism for the public to submit complaints to the FBI regarding suspected internet-based crime.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – The FTC is a federal agency tasked with stopping unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices in the marketplace and enforcing antitrust laws. On its website consumers can file a complaint, report identity theft, get their free credit report, register for the Do Not Call List, and get scam alerts.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – The FDA is responsible for regulating the safety and labeling of food, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and dietary supplements. Consumers can find information on health fraud, product recalls, and health tips on the FDA’s website.
Fraud.org – Fraud.org is a non-governmental, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization. The website lists fraud alerts, common scams, and fraud prevention tips. Consumers can submit complaints which will be forwarded to the Federal Trade Commission.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – NHTSA is a federal agency tasked with enforcing vehicle performance standards. Consumer can find information on vehicle recalls and on safety ratings.
United States Postal Inspection Service – The USPS Postal Inspection Service fraud and other crime involving the United States’ postal system. Consumers can use the website to file a complaint regarding mail fraud, mail theft, identity theft, or other mail-related crime.
United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – The IRS has information for consumers on common scams targeting taxpayers, including scams related to natural disasters.