What Government Agency Deals With Consumer Protection?

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection is the main national government agency that deals with consumer protection issues. Each state in the U.S. also has state and local government consumer protection offices.

The Bureau of Consumer Protection advocates for consumer rights by fighting fraud and unfair business practices. They collect complaints and conduct investigations with the help of law enforcement agencies. There are seven branches within the Bureau including such divisions as identity protection, enforcement, and consumer education. There also exists a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which deals exclusively with complaints against financial products such as mortgages and student loans.