- File a Complaint - If you feel you have a complaint about any business transaction, you may file a complaint. Once your complaint is received, the business will be provided with a copy of your complaint and given ten (10) days to respond.
- Check a Business - Database of consumer business complaints filed within the last five years.
- Avoid Falling For A Business Opportunity Scam Know the warning signs of a fraudulent business opportunity - Watch this video for an inside look.
- Beware of Auto Loan Modification Scams:
You may be able to drive a better deal with your lender.
- Chatting With Kids About Being Online - Teach children to be web smart.
- First Large-Scale Look at Child ID Theft
Learn how identity thieves target children for unused Social Security numbers.
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- Consumer Protection Brochure - Buyer Beware!
Sometimes it is hard to spot fraud when it is happening. Scams can be large or small,
simple or sophisticated, but the people behind them have two things in common. They want to steal your money and avoid being caught. The reality is anyone
could fall victim to a scam, no matter what your age, intellect or economic status.
- Regulatory Programs Information
- Identity Theft - information on identity theft.
- National DO NOT CALL Registry - Stop unsolicited calls
- Agency partnerships make an impact
Pinellas County Consumer Protection partnered with the Federal Trade Commission and other area agencies on Operation Tele-Phoney , a recent telemarketing fraud sweep.
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