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Help for Consumers Consumer Information and Referral Attorney General, Washington State Consumer Resource Center............ 800-551-4636 ConsumerLine................................ 800-692-5082 www.atg.wa.gov/consumer The Washington State Attorney General’s office provides a variety of resources for consumers. Con- sumerLine provides a series of pre-recorded con- sumer topics. Better Business Bureau (BBB) Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Outreach Auto Line Program......................... 800-955-5100 and Information Center ................. 888-723-3366 ........................................ TTY 800-877-8339 Consumer Product Safety Commission Hotline....................... 800-638-2772 An automated 24-hour line giving information that ........................................ TTY 301-595-7054 can be faxed or mailed to you. For contact with an individual, call Monday through Friday from 10 am www.cpsc.gov to 4 pm Eastern Standard Time. Product recall and safety information on products, and product safety updates. Call to report hazard- Lemon Law Program ...................... 800-541-8898 Chapter ous products or product-related injuries. Press 300 Department of Housing and Urban Development Information Center .......................www.fraud.org 3www.atg.wa.gov/lemonlaw.aspxNational Fraud for assistance. (HUD) Fraud Hotline – 1701 K Street NW, Suite 1200 Inspector General Hotline ............. 800-347-3735 Washington DC 20006 Does not provide information. Accepts complaints Website provides information to consumers and regarding HUD housing. accepts consumer complaints regarding telemar- The Direct Marketing Association (DMA), keting and internet fraud. DMA Choice Mail Preference Service (MPS) National Funeral Director’s Association – 1615 L Street, Washington DC 20036 Funeral Service Foundation www.dmachoice.org Message Center.............................. 800-228-6332 Assists consumers in decreasing unsolicited mail www.nfda.org they receive at home. Register with the name-re- moval file by sending your name, home address Assistance for consumers and funeral directors in and signature. Names remain in the file for five resolving disputes regarding cemetery and funeral years, after which time you may register again. (No service contracts. second party requests.) Registration fee is $1. Securities and Exchange Commission Office – Federal Trade Commission – National Office of Investor Education and Do Not Call Registry...................... 888-382-1222 Advocacy ....................................... 800-732-0330 ........................................ TTY 866-290-4236 www.sec.gov www.donotcall.gov Addresses problems and questions about investing. Food and Drug Administration Offers education on fraud awareness. Investment (FDA) ............................................. 888-463-6332 Complaints may be filed through the Securities and The FDA ensures that drugs are effective, quack Exchange Commission Office. medicines are eliminated, and monitors packaged United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food for purity and accuracy of labeling. Meat and Poultry Hotline............... 888-674-6854 95


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