The importance of consumer protection

Don’t wait for something bad to happen, take steps to protect yourself. Being proactive is the best way to keep yourself from falling victim to identity theft or a financial scam. If you should fall victim to one of these unfortunate incidents, it’s important that you act quickly. Notifying the right agencies will help you minimize any damage to your financial wellbeing, but do your research and protect yourself to avoid that from ever happening.

Don’t wait for something bad to happen, take steps to protect yourself. Being proactive is the best way to keep yourself from falling victim to identity theft or a financial scam. If you should fall victim to one of these unfortunate incidents, it’s important that you act quickly. Notifying the right agencies will help you minimize any damage to your financial wellbeing, but do your research and protect yourself to avoid that from ever happening.

Consumer Protection Resources

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Consumer Protection)

The CFPB works to: Educate because an informed consumer is the first line of defense against abusive practices, Enforce federal consumer financial laws because the CFPB supervises banks, credit unions, and other financial companies; and Study, gather, and analyze available information to better understand consumers, financial services providers, and consumer financial markets.

Ohio Attorney General’s Consumer Protection (Consumer Protection)

The Consumer Protection Section protects Ohioans from predatory and illegal business practices. Consumer Protection works to protect Ohio consumers by conducting local and state investigations and by joining multi-state and federal investigations. Through cooperating with federal and other state authorities, the section has achieved landmark settlements and won millions of dollars in civil penalties and restitution for Ohioans.