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Consumer Protection​
North Carolina Department of Justice investigates complaints and offers tips to protect consumers from various types of fraud. 
North Carolina Secretary of State - Securities Division investigates and provides information on investor fraud, Ponzi schemes, and other types of financial fraud. 

The Consumer Affairs Division of the N.C. Commissioner of Banks responds to consumer inquiries and complaints involving  banks, trust companies, and mortgage companies and other entities it regulates and protects consumers through community outreach. 

The Better Business Bureau is a resource for objective, unbiased information on businesses.  The network of national and local BBB operations monitors and takes action on thousands of business issues affecting consumers.

The Federal Trade Commission is the nation's consumer protection agency. The FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection works for the consumer to prevent fraud and unfair business practices in the marketplace and empowers consumers with free information to help them avoid fraud and deception.

 Fraud Alerts

​Beware of Identity Thieves Seeking to Redirect Your Social Security Benefits​
May 3, 2013 - Office of the Inspector General

April 15, 2013 - North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services
Sweetheart Scams on the Rise
February 13, 2013 - North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services