AARP Resources for Tough Times
AARP has assembled consumer resources, tips and materials on finding relief in these tough economic times. Visit www.aarp.org/realrelief for more. You can also call the AARP Fraud Fighter Call Center for informationand resources on a wide varity of consumer topics at 1-800-646-2283.
Washington State Attorney General's Office
The Washington State Attorney General's Office has a new website page dedicated to consumer protection topics and the economy at www.atg.wa.gov/economy.aspx.
FINRA Investor Education Foundation
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation provides tips on how to spot and stop investment fraud at www.SaveAndInvest.org
Department of Financial Institutions (DFI)
Be sure to check out brokers and their products before investing by calling the Department of Financial Institutions at 1-800-RING-DFI or by visiting www.dfi.wa.gov
Learn how to protect your personal information, your family and your computer online, by visiting Microsoft at www.microsoft.com/protect
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Find out how identity thieves are working to steal your personal information and what you can do to fight back by visitng the Federal Trade Commission's website at www.ftc.gov
Washington Utilities and Transportations Commission
The Washington Utilities and Transportations Commission (UTC) helps customers who have problems with privately-owned electric, natural gas, telephone, water, garbage and residential moving services. If you need help call their toll-free Consumer Help Line at 1-888-333-WUTC (9882), or online at www.utc.wa.gov/consumer