The mission of the Federal Trade Commission is to protect consumers and competition by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices through law enforcement, advocacy, and education without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.
Complaints about fraud, scams, phishing, identity theft, unwanted telemarketing, credit or debt issues, or other unfair business practices may be submitted to https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.
Visit ftc.gov/idtheft for prevention tips and free resources to share in your community.
The Public Utility commission of Texas protects customers, fosters competition, and promotes high-quality infrastructure; in addition to regulating the state’s electric, telecommunication, and water and sewer utilities, implements respective legislation, and offers customer assistance in resolving consumer complaints.
As the state’s top law enforcement officer, the Texas Attorney General leads more than 4,000 employees in 38 divisions and 117 offices around Texas. That includes nearly 750 attorneys, who handle more than 30,000 cases annually – enforcing child support orders, protecting Texans against consumer fraud, enforcing open government laws, providing legal advice to state officials, and representing the state of Texas in court, among other things.
The Texas Attorney General protects Texas consumers by accepting complaints, filing civil cases in the public interest, and educating Texans on how to spot and avoid possible scams.
If you spot price gouging or experience unfair or unlawful business practices, please file a complaint online or call their Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-621-0508.
The Texas Department of Insurance regulates the state’s insurance industry, oversees the administration of the Texas workers’ compensation system, performs the duties of the State Fire Marshal’s Office, and provides administrative support to the Office of Injured Employee Counsel – a separate agency.