Consumer Affairs

Consumer Protection

New York State Consumer Protection
 
Government Recalls
Obtain the latest recall information, report a dangerous product, and learn important safety tips.

New York State Department of State 
The Department of State licenses a variety of professions and occupations including the real estate and cosmetology industries, alarm installers, private investigators, and notaries.

Public Service Commission
 
The Public Service Commission regulates the state's electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water utilities. The Commission also oversees the cable industry.

The Better Business Bureau 
The Long Island Better Business Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization, which receives no government funding and is supported by responsible businesses and consumers. The BBB provides reliability reports on local businesses and charities, offers mediation and arbitration of consumer complaints, and investigates misleading advertising and selling practices.
 
New York State Attorney General
The Office of the Attorney General enforces a variety of state laws aimed at protecting consumers, such as the Lemon Law for New and Used Cars, which rovides a legal remedy for consumers who are buyers or lessees of new cars and certain used cars that turn out to be lemons.

Charitable Donations 
Give wisely - make sure your charitable donation doesn't go to a scam artist.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 
CPSC is an Independent Federal Regulatory Agency. CPSC works to save lives and keep families safe by reducing the risk of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products.

Federal Trade Commission 
The Federal Trade Commission provides consumers with information to spot, stop, and avoid fradulent and deceptive business practices in the marketplace.

Neighborhood Cleaners Association 
The Neighborhood Cleaners Association (NCA) is a professional trade association dedicated to the welfare of well-groomed consumers and the professional cleaners and suppliers who serve them. NCA has been at the vanguard of education, research, and information distribution concerning garment and household fabric care.

New York State Office of Professional Discipline 
Investigates and prosecutes professional misconduct as well as licensing or registering numerous professions.

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
 
All Automobile Repair Shops, Inspection Stations, and Dealers must register with the DMV to operate.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
USDA is responsible for the safety of meat, poultry, and egg products.
 
CFP Board is a professional regulatory organization based in the United States of America. The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning.