Here are some phone numbers of government agencies
for several major categories of consumer problems:
The Federal Trade Commission at (877) 382-4357
handles complaints about credit reporting agencies.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
handles complaints about national banks and offices of foreign banks, or banks with the initials N. A. after their name.
Call (800) 613-6743.
If a bank says it is a member of the Federal Reserve System then call (202)
Savings Assocations and Savings Banks and banks with the initials F.S.B. are handled
by the Office of Thrift Supervision at (800) 842-6929.
Federal Credit Unions are regulated by
the National Credit Union Administration at (703) 519-4600.
State-chartered banks are regulated
by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at (877) 275-3342.
Airlines and railroads and bus
companies are regulated by the Department of Transportation at (202) 366-1306.
Abandoned and Forgotten money
The phone number for the California
State Comptroller's Office to find abandoned property and lost money -- including forgotten bank safe deposit boxes, brokerage
accounts, and utility deposits is: 1-800-992-4647
In Case of Emergency, ICE
You should have a listing on your cell phone that says ICE or
"in case of emergency." Paramedics and police know to check cell phones for emergency contact numbers on cell
phone numbers listed as ICE.
Your office phone number...
should be listed in your luggage when you take a trip.
If the luggage gets lost or stolen crooks will not have your home number or home address and won't be able to rob you.
Your office phone number will help get your luggage returned if airline personnel find it and call your office.