Consumer protection laws apply to transactions by individuals for products or services. These laws protect consumers from inferior or hazardous products, deceptive advertisements, and fraudulent sales practices. Laws also protect consumer’s identity and privacy, and provide a framework for filing complaints.
Many complaints may be resolved with a letter to the company, business, or service provider involved. Other complaint may require a more formal procedure. Many types of businesses and services require government-issued licenses or permits. Complaints may be filed with the appropriate regulatory agency.