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Consumer Services Guide (CSG)

Managing Money Edition

The Consumer Services Guide is searchable directory of resources which can help you with consumer problems and questions. There are multiple editions of the 'Guide', some which deal with specific issues such as housing or credit. The full directory, the Consumer Service Guide Edition, provides access to all the resources collected by Consumer Action.
 
 

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  • California - Department of Insurance
    The Consumer Services Division is responsible for gathering and responding to consumer inquiries regarding insurance company or producer activities.
    (added October 2006)
  • Virginia - Division of Securities and Retail Franchising, State Corporation Commission
    The Virginia Division of Securities and Retail Franchising is responsible for the regulation of securities, broker-dealers, broker-dealer agents, investment advisers and their representatives. It is also responsible for the registration of franchises and trademarks in Virginia. The Division answers inquiries, provides investor education programs, handles complaints, performs audits, and conducts investigations regarding any code violation or misconduct relating to Securities and Retail Franchising.
    (added October 2006)
  • Nevada - Securities Division, Office of the Secretary of State
    The Secretary of State Securities Division strives to ensure the integrity of the securities marketplace through investigative actions as well as the registration and/or oversight of securities, securities dealers and brokers, investment advisors and their representatives; to enhance legitimate capital formation; and to minimize the burden and expense of regulatory compliance by legitimate business.
    (added October 2006)
  • Montana - Commissioner of Securities and Insurance
    The Commissioner of Securities and Insurance’s office is a criminal justice agency charged with protecting Montana’s consumers through insurance and securities regulation and also through informing the public about insurance and securities issues.
    (added October 2006)
  • Iowa - Securities Bureau Enforcement Section
    Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and for all types of securities, including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate offerings, uninsured investment products sold by banks and others. The officials enforce these laws and regulations. State securities agencies are responsible also for preventing fraud and abuse in the sale of all but the largest securities offerings. If you have a…
    (added October 2006)
  • Wyoming - Securities Division
    Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and for all types of securities, including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate offerings, uninsured investment products sold by banks and others. The officials enforce these laws and regulations. State securities agencies are responsible also for preventing fraud and abuse in the sale of all but the largest securities offerings. If you have a…
    (added October 2006)
  • Maryland - Office of the Attorney General Securities Division
    The primary mission of the Securities Division is to protect Maryland investors from investment fraud and misrepresentation.
    (added October 2006)
  • Massachusetts - Securities Division
    The primary mission of the Massachusetts Securities Division is investor protection. Consistent with that mission, the division works to ensure a free and competitive securities market in Massachusetts, thereby increasing investor confidence, encouraging the formation of capital, and supporting the creation of new jobs in Massachusetts.
    (added October 2006)
  • Texas - Banking Commissioner
    The State Departments of Banking regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit.
    (added October 2006)
  • Puerto Rico - Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions
    The State Departments of Banking regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit.
    (added October 2006)
  • Virginia - Bureau of Insurance, State Corporation Commission
    The Consumer Services Division is responsible for gathering and responding to consumer inquiries regarding insurance company or producer activities.
    (added October 2006)
  • Arizona - Department of Insurance
    The Consumer Services Division is responsible for gathering and responding to consumer inquiries regarding insurance company or producer activities.
    (added October 2006)
  • Arkansas - Department of Insurance
    The primary mission of the Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) is consumer protection through insurer solvency and market conduct regulation, and fraud prosecution and deterrence. The Consumer Services Division is designed to assist consumers with questions or problems relating to insurance coverage. This includes working to educate consumers on how to shop for insurance products and how to recognize the value of insurance.
    (added October 2006)
  • Arkansas - Securities Division
    Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and for all types of securities, including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate offerings, uninsured investment products sold by banks and others. The officials enforce these laws and regulations. State securities agencies are responsible also for preventing fraud and abuse in the sale of all but the largest securities offerings. If you have a…
    (added October 2006)
  • District of Columbia - Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation
    The Consumer Services Division is responsible for gathering and responding to consumer inquiries regarding insurance company or producer activities. Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and for all types of securities, including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate offerings, uninsured investment products sold by banks and others. The officials enforce these laws and regulations. State securities agencies are responsible also…
    (added October 2006)
  • Illinois - Securities Department
    The Illinois Securities Department is responsible for the regulation of the securities industry in Illinois and protection of investors by ensuring compliance with the law and investigating any complaints of fraud or improper practices. Administrative action taken by the department can be used to assist the investor if a civil action is filed.
    (added October 2006)
  • Maine - Office of Securities
    The Office of Securities protects Maine investors by investigating and prosecuting violations of the securities laws; licensing broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers, and investment adviser representatives; and reviewing registration statements and exemption filings for securities issuers that are seeking to sell in Maine.
    (added October 2006)
  • Michigan - Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation
    Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and for all types of securities, including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate offerings, uninsured investment products sold by banks and others. The officials enforce these laws and regulations. State securities agencies are responsible also for preventing fraud and abuse in the sale of all but the largest securities offerings. If you have a…
    (added October 2006)
  • Minnesota - Department of Commerce
    Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and for all types of securities, including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate offerings, uninsured investment products sold by banks and others. The officials enforce these laws and regulations. State securities agencies are responsible also for preventing fraud and abuse in the sale of all but the largest securities offerings. If you have a…
    (added October 2006)
  • Mississippi - Secretary of State's Office, Business Regulation and Enforcement
    The Regulation and Enforcement Division of the Secretary of State’s Office serves a variety of business-related interests. The Division registers and regulates scrap metal dealers and processors, the pre-need funeral industry, and perpetual care cemeteries. We examine businesses subject to our jurisdiction (funeral homes, cemeteries, scrap metal dealers) and issue fines and suspensions for violations of state law and regulations. Regulation and Enforcement also implements…
    (added October 2006)
  • Missouri - Securities Division
    The Secretary of State, through the Securities Division, is responsible for protecting Missouri investors from fraud and for ensuring that firms and individuals that sell securities comply with the securities laws in the state. The division enforces the Missouri Uniform Securities Act, also known as the "Blue Sky Law."
    (added October 2006)
  • New Mexico - Regulation and Licensing Department Securities Division
    Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and for all types of securities, including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate offerings, uninsured investment products sold by banks and others. The officials enforce these laws and regulations. State securities agencies are responsible also for preventing fraud and abuse in the sale of all but the largest securities offerings. If you have a…
    (added October 2006)
  • North Dakota - Securities Commissioner
    The North Dakota Securities Department regulates the offer and sale of securities and franchises in the State of North Dakota, and protects the investing public by enforcing compliance with our state’s laws. The Department promotes public awareness of securities laws to prevent violations and to prevent investment fraud. The Department provides investor education programs for all ages to improve the level of financial literacy in…
    (added October 2006)
  • Oklahoma - Department of Securities
    Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and for all types of securities, including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate offerings, uninsured investment products sold by banks and others. The officials enforce these laws and regulations. State securities agencies are responsible also for preventing fraud and abuse in the sale of all but the largest securities offerings. If you have a…
    (added October 2006)
  • Oklahoma - State Banking Department
    The State Departments of Banking regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit.
    (added October 2006)
 
 
 

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