District of Columbia Consumer Protection
District of Columbia (D.C.) does not have a state-level Consumer Protection Agency as it is not a state, but a federal district. Consumer protection matters in D.C. are overseen by various federal agencies and laws. Here are some relevant resources:
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Washington D.C. Regional Office:
- Address: 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580
- Phone: 202-326-2222
- Website: https://www.ftc.gov/about-ftc/bureaus-offices/regional-offices/washington-dc-regional-office
- Email: email@example.com
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB):
- Phone: 855-411-2372
- Website: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC):
- Phone: 888-225-5322
- Website: https://www.fcc.gov/
- Email: email@example.com
For laws protecting consumers against robocalls, telemarketers, and debt collection calls, some federal laws apply nationwide:
- Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA): Regulates telemarketing calls, autodialed calls, prerecorded calls, and unsolicited faxes. Consumers can file complaints with the FCC or bring private lawsuits for violations.
- Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA): Prohibits abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices by debt collectors. Violations can be reported to the CFPB or FTC.
Please note that the information provided above is based on data available up until September 2021, and there may have been changes or updates since then. I recommend visiting the official websites of the mentioned federal agencies for the most current and accurate information.