WHO TO CONTACT FOR HELP….
Connecticut Attorney General enforces laws designed to protect the public from deceptive and unfair practices in the marketplace. 860-808-5420 https://portal.ct.gov/ag
Connecticut Better Business Bureau may be able to help you if you think you are a victim of unfair, deceitful, or unethical business practices. They also provide complaint and dispute resolution between consumers and businesses. 860-740-4500 www.bbb.org/connecticut
Connecticut Department of Banking fields complaints involving financial institutions, mortgage lending, rental security deposits, security products, business opportunity fraud. They also have resources to verify licenses of investment advisors and investment products. 800-831-7225 https://portal.ct.gov/dob
Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection – Call to log complaints regarding scams, unfair business practices and misleading advertisements. 800-842-2649 https://portal.ct.gov/DCP/Complaint-Center/Complaint-Forms-and-Procedures
Connecticut Insurance Department at Consumer Affairs – Call to log a complaint about an insurance product, salesperson or questions on insurance issues. 860-297-3900 https://portal.ct.gov/PURA/Consumer-Services/Consumer-Affairs-Home
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau For complaints about fraudulent activity involving a bank account or service, credit reporting, or debt collection. https://www.consumerfinance.gov/complaint/
FINRA Investor Education Foundation provides critical information about how to avoid investment fraud and allows you to check if a broker or investment advisor is registered. https://saveandinvest.org/
Investors.gov – Types of Fraud basic facts you should know about types of fraud. https://www.investor.gov/protect-your-investments/fraud/types-fraud
FTC Scam Alters Avoiding & Reporting Scams https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts
Fraud Watch Network at AARP provides you with access to information about identity theft, investment fraud and the latest scams. https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/?intcmp=GLBNAV-SL-MON-CONP
Internal Revenue Service If you get a call from someone claiming to be the IRS, follow these steps:
- If you owe taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040 IRS workers can help.
- If you know you don’t owe taxes, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484
For Identity Theft Issues, contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 800-994-9422
US Postal Inspection Service has a long history of fighting criminals who attack the postal system. 877-876-2455 https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov