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Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Our Priorities

  • Protect the United States from terrorist attack
  • Protect the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage
  • Protect the United States against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes
  • Combat public corruption at all levels
  • Protect civil rights
  • Combat transnational/national criminal organizations and enterprises
  • Combat major white-collar crime
  • Combat significant violent crime

Our People & Leadership

The FBI employs 35,000 people, including special agents and support professionals such as intelligence analysts, language specialists, scientists, and information technology specialists

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  • Consumer Protection Organization
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935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C, Washington D. C. 20535-0001 United States

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(202) 324-3000

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
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To prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.

  1. Protect Consumers: Prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace.
  2. Maintain Competition: Prevent anticompetitive mergers and other anticompetitive business practices in the marketplace.
  3. Advance Performance: Advance the FTC’s performance through organizational, individual, and management excellence.

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  • Consumer Protection Organization
Address

600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC , 20580 United States

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(202) 326-2222

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Fraud!Org
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Our mission is to give consumers the information they need to avoid becoming victims of telemarketing and Internet fraud and to help them get their complaints to law enforcement agencies quickly and easily.

Every year, American consumers lose an estimated $50 billion to fraud! We need your help! Consumers like you can help us by reporting suspicious activity using our secure online complaint form.

Sign up for our monthly fraud alerts and help protect your family and friends from scams by spreading the word. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Your financial support helps strengthen our ability to fight fraud, warn the public about new schemes and trends, and work with law enforcement to bust the bad guys. 

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  • Consumer Protection Organization
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1701 K St NW , suite 1200, Washington, DC, Washington D. C. 20006 United States

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(202) 835-3323

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
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The Agency, its Mission and Statutory Authority

The Agency
The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world's most efficient tax administrators. In fiscal year 2015, the IRS collected almost $3.3 trillion in revenue and processed almost 240 million tax returns.

The IRS Mission
Provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all.

This mission statement describes our role and the public’s expectation about how we should perform that role.

  • In the United States, the Congress passes tax laws and requires taxpayers to comply.
  • The taxpayer’s role is to understand and meet his or her tax obligations.
  • The IRS role is to help the large majority of compliant taxpayers with the tax law, while ensuring that the minority who are unwilling to comply pay their fair share.

Statutory Authority
The IRS is organized to carry out the responsibilities of the secretary of the Treasury under section 7801 of the Internal Revenue Code. The secretary has full authority to administer and enforce the internal revenue laws and has the power to create an agency to enforce these laws. The IRS was created based on this legislative grant.

Section 7803 of the Internal Revenue Code provides for the appointment of a commissioner of Internal Revenue to administer and supervise the execution and application of the internal revenue laws.

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  • Consumer Protection Organization
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1111 Constitution Ave, NW Washington, DC, Washington D. C. 20224 United States

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(800) 829-1040

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Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
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Introduction

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

As more and more first-time investors turn to the markets to help secure their futures, pay for homes, and send children to college, our investor protection mission is more compelling than ever.

As our nation's securities exchanges mature into global for-profit competitors, there is even greater need for sound market regulation.

And the common interest of all Americans in a growing economy that produces jobs, improves our standard of living, and protects the value of our savings means that all of the SEC's actions must be taken with an eye toward promoting the capital formation that is necessary to sustain economic growth.

The world of investing is fascinating and complex, and it can be very fruitful. But unlike the banking world, where deposits are guaranteed by the federal government, stocks, bonds and other securities can lose value. There are no guarantees. That's why investing is not a spectator sport. By far the best way for investors to protect the money they put into the securities markets is to do research and ask questions.

The laws and rules that govern the securities industry in the United States derive from a simple and straightforward concept: all investors, whether large institutions or private individuals, should have access to certain basic facts about an investment prior to buying it, and so long as they hold it. To achieve this, the SEC requires public companies to disclose meaningful financial and other information to the public. This provides a common pool of knowledge for all investors to use to judge for themselves whether to buy, sell, or hold a particular security. Only through the steady flow of timely, comprehensive, and accurate information can people make sound investment decisions.

https://www.sec.gov/about/whatwedo.shtml

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  • Consumer Protection Organization
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100 F Street, NE Washington, DC , Washington D. C. 20549 United States

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(202) 942-8088

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U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
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Did you know that you can report problems that you have had with drugs and other medical products to the FDA? FDA hosted a webinar on how to voluntarily report problems to the FDA.  The featured speaker, Cristina Whalen Kalfehn PharmD, BCPS, CDE gave an overview of the program, including recent updates on the reporting of adverse events to the FDA.

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  • Consumer Protection Organization
Address

10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20993 United States

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(888) 463-6332

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US Postal Inspection Service
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  • Consumer Protection Organization
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Criminal Investigations Service: ATTN: Mail Fraud , 433 W Harrison Street, Room 3255, Chicago, 60699-3255 United States

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(877) 876-2455

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