Consumer Financial Protection Bureau works to give consumers the information they need to understand the terms of their agreements with financial companies. They are working to make regulations and guidance as clear and streamlined as possible so providers of consumer financial products and services can follow the rules on their own.
Congress established the CFPB to protect consumers by carrying out federal consumer financial laws. Among other things, they:
- Write rules, supervise companies, and enforce federal consumer financial protection laws
- Restrict unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices
- Take consumer complaints
- Promote Financial Education
- Research consumer behavior
- Monitor financial markets for new risks to consumers
- Enforce laws that outlaw discrimination and other unfair treatment in consumer finance
NMLS Consumer Access is a free service for consumers to confirm that the financial services company or professional with whom they wish to conduct business is authorized to conduct business in their state.
Federal Trade Commission - Consumer Info
--Report Identity Theft
--Money & Credit
--Home & Mortgages
--Privacy & Identity
--Obtaining your Credit Report
MyMoney.gov Collaboration of over 20 Federal entities to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services.
Internet Crime Complaint Center A partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National White Collar Crime Center. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) accepts Internet crime complaints.
Financial Information for Military Consumers