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Virtual Outreach Corner


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Useful Outreach Links


Thank you for visiting the Broward County Consumer Protection virtual outreach page. Below are some links to commonly asked topics at our in-person outreach events. If you have additional questions on these topics, or would like to suggest a new topic, please contact our office at consumer@broward.org, or contact the Broward County Call Center at 311.

Link for free credit report

Three scores will give you a complete picture of your credit profile. Free weekly reports through April 2021 due to the potential financial impact of Covid-19

https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action

 

Dealing with debt collectors

Debt collection issues can be challenging. Resources are available to help you understand how debt collection works and what your rights are.

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ask-cfpb/what-should-i-do-when-a-debt-collector-contacts-me-en-1695/

 

Vehicle recalls

A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

 

Affordable housing search (Florida)

Due to the current pandemic residents are often looking for more affordable rental obligations. Tools are available to search current listings and how to develop a budget.

http://www.socialserve.com/tenant/FL/index.html?type=rental

 

Stop unsolicited mail

Tired of receiving "junk" mail? Read about tips on how to curtail unsolicited mail, calls, and emails

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0262-stopping-unsolicited-mail-phone-calls-and-email


 

Buying a used car

Before buying a used car read about tips and suggestions to protect your investment

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0055-buying-used-car

 

FMCSA mover "red flags" to look for:

Before hiring a mover, read about "red flags" unlicensed or "rogue" mover tactics.

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/protect-your-move/red-flags


 

Fuel Economy and Gas Price Search

Getting the most gas mileage out of your car? Looking to compare gas prices?

https://www.fueleconomy.gov/


 

Credit, Debit, and Charge Cards

Learn about your rights and the differences between these methods of payment.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0332-credit-debit-and-charge-cards