Consumer Protection Resources

Consumer Protection Resources

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a U.S. government agency dedicated to making sure you are treated fairly by banks, lenders and other financial institutions. Their website includes resources for consumers on fraud, scams, identity theft and more.

Consumer resources

Guides and educational resources for consumers 

One role of The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is to protect consumers from deceptive and unfair business practices. Advocacy and education are examples of how they bring their mission to life.

Identity Theft and Online Security:

  • How to protect your personal information and privacy, stay safe online, and help your kids do the same.

Report identity theft and get a recovery plan.

Explore The Data:

  • Explore data about consumer protection topics like fraud, identity theft, and unwanted calls based on millions of reports from people across the country. You're able to track latest trends, see top fraud reports, and download visualizations for presentations/reports.

The Attorney General's Office provides information on the most important consumer issues and emerging scams.

Washington State | Office of the Attorney General

Fraud and scams can happen at any time to anyone. Learn more about common scams and what to do if you or someone you know has been affected. Click on the links below to be redirected to the proper resource. 

Common Types of Fraud and Scams:

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) 

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Washington State Attorney General's Office 

Avoiding Fraud & Scams



Office of the Attorney General

Reporting Frauds & Scams



Office of the Attorney General

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center

Spam - Report

Learn what child identity theft is, how to detect it, and what to do if someone steals your child's identity. Learn the signs of elder financial abuse and identity theft. 

CFPB Resources

FTC Resources

Washington State Office of the Attorney General Resources