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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: The Consumer Financial Bureau is a federal agency created after the 2008 financial crisis to protect consumers. The Bureau was created to provide a single point of accountability for enforcing federal consumer financial laws and protecting consumers in the financial marketplace. Its work includes rooting out unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices by writing rules, supervising companies, and enforcing the law, enforcing laws that outlaw discrimination in consumer finance, taking consumer complaints, and monitoring financial markets for new risks to consumers.

Public Citizen: Public Citizen serves as the people's voice in the nation's capital. Since its founding in 1971, its overarching goal has been to ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power. For nearly four decades, Public Citizen has championed citizen interests before Congress, the executive branch agencies and the courts. It has successfully challenged the abusive practices of the pharmaceutical, nuclear and automobile industries, and many others.

National Association of Consumer Advocates: NACA is a non-profit association of attorneys and consumer advocates committed to representing consumer interests. Its members are private and public sector attorneys, legal services attorneys, law professors and law students whose primary focus is the protection and representation of consumers.

Consumer Law & Policy Blog: The contributors to CLP&B are a diverse group of lawyers and law professors who practice, teach, or write about consumer law and policy. The blog is hosted by Public Citizen's Consumer Justice Project. Its contents are timely, provocative, and touch on many of the most important issues facing consumers each day.

Consumer Reports: Consumer Reports is the leading institution providing independent testing, evaluation and reviews of consumer products, as well as recall and other information useful to consumers.

National Consumer Law Center: The National Consumer Law Center is a nonprofit advocacy organization that seeks to build economic security and family wealth for low-income and other economically disadvantaged Americans. NCLC promotes access to quality financial services and protects family assets from unfair and exploitive transactions that wipe out resources and undermine self-sufficiency.

The New York State Attorney General Consumer Frauds Bureau: The Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection, part of the Economic Justice Division, prosecutes businesses and individuals engaged in fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or illegal trade practices. In addition to litigating, the Bureau mediates thousands of complaints each year from individual consumers. A large percentage of these complaints are resolved satisfactorily through the mediation process. As part of its mission, the Bureau provides information to consumers and seeks to ensure a fair and vigorous market place. The Bureau also drafts legislation and conducts studies and writes reports on emerging consumer problems and issues.

New York State Division of Consumer Protection: The mission of the Division of Consumer Protection is to protect, educate and represent consumers in an ever changing economy. From educating the public on marketplace scams prevention to advocating consumers’ interest before legislative and regulatory bodies, the Division of Consumer Protection protects the interest of New York State consumers. The Division also resolves thousands of consumer complaints through voluntary mediation between the public and businesses.

The Metropolitan New York Better Business Bureau: BBB is a resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses. Its network of national and local BBB operations allows us to monitor and take action on thousands of business issues affecting consumers at any given time.

The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection: In 2009, the DCA celebrates 40 years of ensuring a fair and vibrant marketplace in New York City. In 1968, the City consolidated the Department of Markets and its Weights and Measures division with the Department of Licensing, creating DCA. DCA's authority grew significantly with passage of New York City's landmark Consumer Protection Law in 1969.



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