Consumer Information & Protection
Marquette County University of Wisconsin – Extension: The teach, learn, lead and serve, by connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities. Services offered include: Tax assistance, parent workshops, babysitting certification, soil and water testing, 4-H project guide, family resource directory, parent pact guide, and the Marquette County Barn Quilt program.
480 Underwood Ave
Montello, WI 53949
Better Business Bureau of WI, Inc.: Provides tips, scam alerts and information to state consumers. Scholarship opportunities, business registration, reviews, free shredding, scam reporting and complaint filing available.
- 10019 W Greenfield Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53214
(800) 273-1002 or (414) 847-6000 (metro)
- 1047 N. Lynndale Drive Suite 1A
Appleton, WI 54914
Commissioner of Insurance: Ensures that the insurance industry responsibly and adequately meets the needs of WI citizens. Reviews insurance policies, examines domestic and foreign insurers for compliance, assists consumers with their insurance problems. Researches special insurance issues and interprets insurance laws.
125 S Webster St
Madison, WI 53703-3474
(608) 266-3585 or (800) 236-8517
Consumer Action: Advances consumer rights by referring complaints, providing educational material, advocating, comparing prices on credit cards, bank accounts, and long-distance services.
Complaint line (415) 777-9635
- National Office
PO BOX 70037
Washington, DC 20024
- 1170 Market St. Ste.500
San Francisco, CA 94102
Facsimile (415) 777-5267
- 11901 Santa Monica Blvd. PMB563
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Elder Financial Empowerment Project: For those who are over 60 and a victim of a financial crime. Provides information, advocacy, referral and victim services. Includes identity theft and medical fraud.
(800) 488-2596 or (608) 224-0606
Federal Trade Commission: Works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. Complaints can be filed online or the numbers listed below.
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
(202) 326-2222 or (877) 382-4357
TTY (866) 653-4261
Public Service Commission: Responsible for the regulation of Wisconsin public utilities.
610 N Whitney Way
Madison, WI 53705
(888) 816-3831 or (608) 266-5481
Senior Medicare Patrol: (877) 272-8720 http://www.stopmedicarefraud.org SMP is a program sponsored by eQHealth Solutions of Louisiana and is funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), DHHS. SMP also operates a Volunteer Program. Trained volunteers provide outreach to Medicare beneficiaries on Medicare fraud and abuse.
State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions: Regulates state-chartered banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks and credit unions, as well as various operations of the security industry.
201 W Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 261- 9555 or TTY 711
US General Service Administration: constructs, manages, and preserves government buildings. Also leases and manages commercial real estate.
1800 F St, NW
Washington, DC 20405
1-844-GSA-4111 or (800) FED-INFO
www.gsa.gov or www.GobiernoUSA.gov
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: Promotes quality food, healthy plants and animals, sound use of land and water resources, and a fair market place.
2811 Agriculture Drive
PO BOX 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
(608) 224-5012 or TDD (608) 224-5058