|ATTORNEY GENERAL||Prosecutes and defends the interests of New York State residents in areas including crime, consumerism, environment, public/charitable institutions, real estate, landlord/tenant rights, health care, etc. Offers a wide range of consumer guides and handles appropriate complaints or refer complainant to the correct government HAUPPAUGE ADDRESS: 300 Motor Parkway, Suite 230, Hauppauge, NY 11788; (631)231-2424. Letitia James||ATTORNEY GENERAL||NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT|
|ATTORNEY GENERAL-NASSAU OFFICE||Prosecutes and defends the interests of New York State residents in areas including crime, consumerism, environment, public/charitable institutions, real estate, landlord/tenant rights, health care, etc. Offers a wide range of consumer guides and handles appropriate complaints or refer complainant to the correct government agency.
Letitia James||Nassau||ATTORNEY GENERAL-NASSAU OFFICE||NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT|
|ATTORNEY GENERAL-SUFFOLK OFFICE||Prosecutes and defends the interests of New York State residents in areas including crimes, consumerism, environment, public/charitable institutions, real estate, landlord/tenant rights, health care, etc. Offers a wide range of consumer guides and handles appropriate complaints or refer complainant to the correct government agency.
Letita James||Suffolk||ATTORNEY GENERAL-SUFFOLK OFFICE||NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT|
|BUREAU OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES||Responsible for inspecting and testing all weighing and measuring devices used for commercial purposes in the county. Licenses and inspects all precious metals dealers in the county and registers all gasoline stations and distributors. Checks packaged commodities for weight compliance. Performs water contamination tests on all gasolines. Handles consumer complaints regarding inaccurate weighing and measuring devices, shortweight or shortmeasure purchases, and contaminated gasoline. Addresses inquires about the sale of fuel, oil, coal, firewood, or any other commodity sold by weight or measure.||Suffolk||BUREAU OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES||SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS|
|COMPLAINT BUREAU||Handles consumer activity complaints including furniture purchases, catering halls, mail order sales, credit card billing and misleading advertisements. Investigators are assigned to all cases within the jurisdiction of the department. This division monitors the proper disclosure of refund policies and verifies the licensing status of contractors. Also issues violations as they pertain to deceptive and unconscionable trade practices.||Suffolk||COMPLAINT BUREAU||SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS|
|CONSUMER PROTECTION||Provides live educational outreach presentations which focus on identity theft prevention and mitigation; avoiding the latest scams; choosing and using credit wisely; and product safety.||CONSUMER PROTECTION||NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE|
|HOMEOWNER SEMINAR- HOME IMPROVEMENT||Provides homeowners with informational seminars on how to select a reputable contractor, financing home improvement process and whether a permit is required. Provides two seminars in the spring, one seminar in the fall.||Suffolk||HOMEOWNER SEMINAR- HOME IMPROVEMENT||NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE REMODELING INDUSTRY|
|LICENSING DIVISION-CERTIFICATION BUREAU/ENFORCEMENT BUREAU||Issues licenses to home improvement contractors and handles consumer complaints about work done in Suffolk County in these trades. Resolves home improvement complaints, division investigators advise consumers of their rights.||Suffolk||LICENSING DIVISION-CERTIFICATION BUREAU/ENFORCEMENT BUREAU||SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS|
|LONG ISLAND BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU||Provides general information about products or services, reliability reports, background information regarding local businesses, and the records of the companies complaint handling performances. Accepts complaints against businesses and helps to resolve disputes through mediation or binding arbitration utilizing volunteer arbitration panels.||Nassau||LONG ISLAND BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU||LONG ISLAND BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU|
|MOBILE LEGAL HELP CENTER||Provides assistance with civil legal issues including legal counseling, advice, direct representation, community education and in the instance of an emergency, access to court judges via videoconference. Legal issues can include housing, public benefits, healthcare, consumer protection, immigration, family law, employment, advance planning and Superstorm Sandy. Appointments recommended.||MOBILE LEGAL HELP CENTER||NEW YORK LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP|
|NEW YORK STATE CONSUMER PROTECTION BOARD||Protects, educates and represents consumers through investigating/resolving consumer complaints, educating/advocating on behalf of consumers and researching/analyzing consumer issues. Visit website for additional information.||NEW YORK STATE CONSUMER PROTECTION BOARD||NEW YORK STATE CONSUMER PROTECTION BOARD|
|OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE||Investigates and prosecutes professional misconduct in all professions, including health programs, except medicine. Professional misconduct is failure to meet expected standards of practice. Covers 54 licensed professions.||Suffolk||OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE||NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT|
|UNITED STATES CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION||A national organization to help reduce the number of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products. Investigates consumer complaints on product safety issues, negotiates recalls of defective consumer products and enforces the regulations that govern CPSC. Deals with consumer products except for automobiles, car seats, food and drugs. Provides a newsletter and educational material.||UNITED STATES CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION||UNITED STATES CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION|