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www.FirstGov.gov - The U.S. Government's official web portal

A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Forest Service
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Department of Commerce (DOC)
Economic Development Administration

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
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Department of Defense (DOD)
Defense Intelligence Agency
Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Department of Education (ED)
Federal Student Aid
Office for Civil Rights

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Department of Energy (DOE)
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Environment, Safety and Health
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration
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Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Secret Service
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Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
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Department of Justice (DOJ)
Drug Enforcement Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Department of Labor (DOL)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Veteran's Employment & Training Service
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Department of State (DOS)
Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
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Department of the Interior (DOI)
Bureau of Land Management
National Park Service
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Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Office of Thrift Supervision
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Department of Transportation (DOT)
Federal Aviation Administration
National Highway Safety Traffic Administration
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Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Veterans Benefits Administration
Veterans Health Administration

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Federal Boards, Commissions & Committees
Federal Trade Commission
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Consumer Product Safety Commission

Additional Links

econsumer.gov This site provides general information about consumer protection in all countries that belong to the ICPEN (International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network), contact information for consumer protection authorities in those countries and an online complaint form.

United States Postal Service and the United States Postal Inspection Service

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

U.S. State Agencies

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California Consumer Affairs | California Attorney General | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware
| District of ColumbiaFlorida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming


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Provinces and Territories

Alberta (Edmonton) | British Columbia (Victoria) | Manitoba (Winnipeg) | New Brunswick (Fredericton) | Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's) | Northwest Territories (Yellowknife) | Nova Scotia (Halifax) | Nunavut Government  (Inuit peoples) (Iqaluit) | Ontario (Toronto) | Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown) | Quebec (Quebec City) | Saskatchewan (Regina) | Yukon (Whitehorse)

Non-Government Canadian Sites

Phonebusters is the Canadian national deceptive telemarketing call center, operated by the Ontario Provincial Police.

NACPI Sponsors

Motorist Assurance Program is a comprehensive effort to improve service to auto repair customers.

Non-Government Sites

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and over. We provide information and resources; advocate on legislative, consumer, and legal issues; assist members to serve their communities; and offer a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members.

Consumer World is a public service, non-commercial guide cataloging over 2000 of the most useful consumer resources.

Council of Better Business Bureaus - Find your local BBB, get information on companies you want to do business with, and in some instances file online complaints.

Employment Eligibility from LexisNexis can help employers streamline and standardize their Employment Eligibility Verification process and quickly confirm that employees are eligible to work in the United States.

Mortgage Fraud Resources from LexisNexis provides industry-specific intelligence to help with quality control audits, risk investigative process and vendor credentialing to manage risk exposure as a result of business relationships.

National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators (NACAA) is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit association for government consumer protection agency administrators.  NACAA members are front line advocates who work directly with consumers to solve problems, advance relevant legislation, and support consumer outreach and education.

National Consumer Law Center - America's foremost advocate for low-income consumer justice and its leading expert on low-income consumer issues.

Consumer Tips, resources, advocacy, alerts and advise columns.

The National Consumers League's mission is to identify, protect, represent, and advance the economic and social interests of consumers and workers. The National Consumers League is a private, nonprofit advocacy group representing consumers on marketplace and workplace issues. We are the nation's oldest consumer organization.

The National Consumers League's National Fraud Information Center was originally established in 1992 by the National Consumers League, the oldest nonprofit consumer organization in the United States, to fight the growing menace of telemarketing fraud by improving prevention and enforcement.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse - a nonprofit consumer education, research, and advocacy program. Our publications empower you to take action to control your personal information by providing practical tips on privacy protection.

National Consumer's League - discusses consumer privacy issues, including online privacy.

Fraud Bureau - a free service, established to alert online consumers and investors of prior complaints relating to online vendors including sellers at online auctions and to provide consumers, investors and users with information and news on how to safely surf, shop and invest on the net.

www.fraud-report.org  is a non-profit consumer organization, that has been created to fight the ever increasing threat of Internet- and telemarketing fraud by improving prevention and enforcement.

National Check Fraud Center - a complete source for assistance, information, and alert reports regarding counterfeit checks, forgery, check fraud, bank fraud, and white collar crimes.

End Fraud - useful information to investors that will enable them to effectively identify, fight and end securities fraud.

National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) - a non-profit organization funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, provides support to local and state enforcement agencies involved in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime.

International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators - The Association, a non-profit international organization, will provide services and an environment within which information about financial fraud, fraud investigation and fraud prevention methods can be collected, exchanged and taught for the common good of the financial payment industry and our global society.

Pyramid Scheme Alert - The first international organization to expose, study and prevent illegal pyramid schemes.

Break the Chain - The source for common-sense evaluations of e-mail chain letters.

National Inventor Fraud Center (NIFC) - Their goal is to educate and help inventors make the right decisions.

Spamlaws.com site is a compilation of laws related to unsolicited bulk and commercial e-mail ("spam").  Find spam laws for the USA, Canada, Europe, and several other countries.  US includes, federal and state laws as well as specific cases.  NOTE:  Read the privacy policy before sharing any information on this site.  "Privacy policy:  I'll do as as I please with any information revealed by visitors to this site."  So please be careful even e-mailing to this site.  I hesitated to include it, but it is the most comprehensive legal compilation I could find.  

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