There are various places that you can file a report if you believe that someone is trying to scam you or is involved in fraudulent activity.
Consumer Fraud in Arizona
The Arizona Attorney General's Office
If you believe you have been the victim of consumer fraud, you should first contact the company in writing and specifically request the relief that you feel is appropriate. It is often best to file your complaint directly with a state or federal agency charged with regulating the person or business who is the subject of your complaint. In addition to filing a complaint directly with the regulatory agency, you can also file a complaint online with the Arizona Attorney General's Office.
If you feel you have been overcharged for sales tax in Arizona, you can get information here about filing a complaint about tax fraud here.
Insurance Fraud in Arizona
The Arizona Department of Insurance
can assist if you believe you are a victim of insurance fraud. You should provide as many details as possible, including the suspect's name, date of birth, Social Security number, insurance company, type of claim and any other pertinent details.
Internet and Telemarketing Fraud in Arizona
While the Federal Trade Commission
does not resolve individual consumer problems, your complaint helps them investigate fraud, and can lead to law enforcement action. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel
, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies worldwide.
Investment and Securities Fraud in Arizona
The Arizona Corporation Commission
oversees people that engage in the offer and sale of securities and investments, and advice for which they charge a fee to the public. If you have a complaint, you may provide it to them and they will review it.
Marketplace Activities in Arizona
The Better Business Bureau
handles complaints involving marketplace activities, meaning misleading advertising, improper selling practices, non-delivery of goods or services, misrepresentation, un-honored guarantees or warranty, unsatisfactory service, credit/billing problems, contracts not fulfilled, etc.
UPC Scanning, Scales and Gas Pumps, Moving Vans
If you think about everything you buy by weight, measure or count, it covers practically everything you purchase except for services. Add the fact that items for sale must be accurately priced and that air quality and fuel quality are essential, you now understand the mission of the State of Arizona Department of Weights and Measures
. Complaints can be made online.
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