Consumer rights laws are intended to protect individual consumers during transactions with businesses. Lemon laws, consumer credit laws and food and drug laws are just a few areas where the government has passed laws to protect consumers.
GetLegal’s Consumer Rights Law Center provides general information about laws designed to protect consumers.
Consumer credit laws protect consumers from unfair credit practices and provide guidelines for the credit industry. A common form of consumer credit is a credit card account issued by a financial institution.
Regulations of the Food and Drug Administration are intended to ensure the safety of food, drugs and medical devices.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act provides debtors with a way to challenge payoff demands and determine the validity and accuracy of asserted debts. Congress enacted the act to stop abusive, deceptive and unfair debt-collection practices.
Your state attorney general may provide services relating to child support, consumer protection and criminal prosecution. To find out what your state offers, visit the website for your state attorney general's office.
Last update: Sept. 25, 2008