Consumer Protection. Laws and Agencies that Provide Financial Safeguards. BIG IDEAS. Credit and debt can be used to achieve personal financial goals Consumer protection laws provide financial safeguards. What rights do you think you have as a consumer?. Consumer Protection Laws.
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Laws and Agencies that Provide Financial Safeguards
Not all actions on the stock market are legal
Rules and regulations are based on Acts passed by Congress
Better Business Bureau
Ohio Consumer’s Council
“Residential utilities consumer advocate”
Educates consumers about utility issues
Acts as a representative for Ohio residents in court against utility companies
Electric, Water, Natural Gas, Telephone
Allows a person to:
File a complaint about a company
Provide information about types of scams
Is both national and local – Cleveland has a branch