How to Steer Clear of Auto Warranty Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, urges you
to be skeptical of mail and phone calls warning that the warranty on your car is about to expire.
The companies behind the mail and calls may give the impression they represent your car dealer
or manufacturer. With phrases like Motor Vehicle Notification, Final Warranty Notice or Notice of
Interruption, they are trying to make the offer seem urgent — and to get you to call a toll-free number
for more information.

Victim of Telephone Slamming?

"Slamming" describes the practice of changing a consumer=s local or long distance company without the consumer=s knowledge or consent. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rules that require a consumer=s approval before a long distance carrier can be changed. Idaho is one of several states that have laws prohibiting slamming. Unfortunately, some telephone companies use deceptive and misleading telemarketing techniques designed to trick people into giving authorization to switch telephone companies.

Housing Discrimination Form (HUD 903.1)

Are you a victim of housing discrimination? Fair housing is your right! If you have been denied your housing
rights ... you may have experienced housing discrimination.

File a Complaint with Idaho Public Utilities

Have a complaint against your electric, gas, telephone or water company? Please use the following electronic form to file your complaint. Before you do, please check to see if the Commission regulates the company that provides your service. If it does, please contact the company first to try and resolve your complaint before contacting the Commission.

File a Complaint Against a Real Estate Agent

If you have any problems, questions, or complaints about service or representations made by real estate licensees, please contact our office. The Idaho Real Estate Commission enforces the Idaho real estate license law (regulation of Idaho brokers and sales associates). We have no jurisdiction over ethics violations or civil matters such as contract, commission or earnest money disputes.

File a Complaint about a Business

The Attorney General's Office cannot act as a private attorney for you. Our role in any legal action against a company is on behalf of all the people of Idaho. We will consider investigating complaints involving an ongoing pattern or practice of illegal activity by a business. We rely in great part upon consumers who are willing to provide us with information about fraudulent and deceptive activities in tracking illegal business practices.

File a Complaint about your Insurance Company

Online Complaint Service

The Idaho Department of Insurance wants to help you resolve your complaint in a timely manner.