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Online consumer brochures from state and federal agencies
Consumer-oriented organizations
Complaints

Online consumer brochures from state and federal agencies

The Florida Bar
Consumer Pamphlets on topics related to credit, housing and other consumer law issues. Pamphlets are available for download.

The Florida Attorney General
Protect Yourself from Consumer Fraud . A menu of helpful tips and tools.

Division of Consumer Services, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
A-Z Resource Guide offers help on many subjects of interest to consumers.

Department of Financial Services
Consumer Guides are available on a variety of subjects.

The Federal Trade Commission
The consumer information section can help you avoid rip-offs and exercise your consumer rights.



Consumer-oriented organizations

These organizations offer information on many topics of interest to consumers:

National Consumer Law Center

National Association of Consumer Advocates

Consumer Federation of America



Complaints

Check to see if complaints have been filed against a business or file a complaint if you’ve had a problem. Complaints are helpful to law enforcement authorities and you are encouraged to file them with this agencies:

Florida Attorney General
Fraud Hotline (866) 966-7226Hine1-866-966-7226

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Phone (800) 435-7352

Florida Department of Financial Services
Consumer Help Line (877) 693-5236
Florida Housing Help has a workshop calendar of events, tips for struggling homeowners and more.

Florida Office of Financial Regulation
Hotline to report mortgage fraud (800) 848-3792
How to file a complaint

Federal Trade Commission
Deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American, including credit and loans, debt collection and mortgages and foreclosure.

Better Business Bureau
Check out a business, file a complaint and find out about tips and alerts related to businesses.



CONTACT US: If you know of additional resources for consumers or attorneys to weather the housing crisis, contact the Consumer Protection Law Committee at [email protected].