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CONSUMER PROTECTION AGENCIES

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Consumers whose consumer rights have been violated or denied may seek assistance with the agencies listed below:


The Office of the Attorney General establishes and operates projects and programs to protect California consumers from fraudulent, unfair, and illegal activities that victimize consumers or threaten public safety.

Department of Justice
Office of the Attorney General
1300 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 952-5225 (CA Callers)
(916) 322-3360 (Out of State)
(916) 323-5341 (fax)
(800) 952-5548 (TDD in CA)
(916) 327-5564 (TDD Out of State)
www.caag.state.ca.us

Office of the Attorney General
Public Inquiry Unit
PO Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
(800) 952-5225 (CA Callers)
(916) 322-3360 (Out of State)
(916) 323-5341 (fax)
(800) 952-5548 (TDD in CA)
(916) 327-5564 (TDD Out of State)


Better Business Bureaus See "BBB" entry in B of this Directory.

Provides consumer fraud and environmental for the city of San Diego:

Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit
1200 3rd Avenue, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 533-5600
(619) 533-5504 (fax)


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 1301 Clay Street, Suite 610-North
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 637-4050
(800) 638-2772

See "CPSC" entry in C of this Directory.

See "County Weights and Measures" entry in W of this Directory.


Agricultural Commissioner's Office
County Weights and Measures
4137 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827-3897
(916) 875-660


Dispute Resolution (DCA Legal)

See "Alternative Dispute Resolution" information prepared by Department of Consumer Affairs, Legal Office, in A of this Directory.


District Attorney/local agencies

See "County District Attorney" in C of this Directory Listings for District Attorneys for city and county are also in white pages of telephone directory.


See also "Lawyer Referral Services" entry in L of this Directory.



Small Claims Court

Handbook for using the Small Claims Court (instructions) available for mailing to consumer--Consumer Information Center.


Consumer Information Center 1625 N. Market Blvd., Suite N-112 Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 952-5210

See "Consumer Information Center" entry in C of this Directory. The Consumer Information Center's technicians are available to provide information and referrals for consumers who call the 800 number.



Publications available: Small Claims Handbook

See also: None

Other referrals: Consumer Agencies (Local) and Lawyer Referrals




Consumer Resource & Referral Guide Consumer Resource & Referral Guide
Directory of State Agencies Directory of State Agencies
Directory of Federal Agencies Directory of Federal Agencies
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