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This area of the site contains information about consumer frauds, and what steps you should take to protect yourself.

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  • Alaska's Lemon Law

    The Lemon Law (AS 45.45.300) provides protection to buyers of new motor vehicles. If a new vehicle turns out to be defective and has not been properly repaired after a reasonable number of attempts, the law requires a refund or replacement vehicle Read More

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    Alaska Department of Law, Consumer Protection
  • Automobile Repair Act - AS 45.45.130 - AS 45.45.240

    The Alaska Statutes regarding the laws governing the repair, estimate of repairs, notices, charges, authorizations for repairs, and other important laws concerned with automobile repairs. Read More

  • Better Business Bureau

    Better Business Bureaus: Provide reports on business firms that will be helpful to you before making a purchase. The BBB system responds to millions of such inquiries each year; Provide information about charity groups and organizations; Help resolve consumers' disputes with businesses through telephone conciliation, mediation and arbitration; and Promote ethical business standards and voluntary self-regulation of business practices. Read More

  • Better Business Bureau Complaint Info

    If you have a problem with a business, you may lodge a complaint with the Better Business Bureau here. Read More

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    Better Business Bureau
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created in response to the economic crisis of 2008. Its primary responsibility is to protect consumers. If you are experiencing a problem with a consumer financial product, such as a credit card, mortgage, student loan, or a bank, the CFPB's website has resources and information to help. You may also lodge a complaint. Read More

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    Alaska Legal Services
  • Dealing With Identity Theft: Self-Help Form Letters

    An explanation of identify theft and links to sample letters to help you write to a creditor, debt collector, or credit bureau to report identity theft. Read More

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    Alaska Legal Services
  • Submit a complaint to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

    Do you have a complaint about a financial product or consumer issue? You may submit your complaint to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) about the following consumer issues: Mortgages; Debt collection; Credit reporting; Bank accounts or services; Credit cards; Money transfers; Payday loans; Student loans; Vehicle or other consumer loans. Read More

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    Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
  • Tips on Avoiding Being a Victim of Fraud

    A solid list of "Red Flags" that can warn you of possible fraud. Read More

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    Alaska Department of Law, Consumer Protection