Consumer Affairs Programs and Services
|Albany County Item Pricing Law|
Item Pricing ensures that all stores comply with the item pricing authorized in Albany County and that the price is clearly marked. Failure to comply with the law may result in fines.
|How to Resolve a Problem|
Have you ever wondered what you should do if you are not satisfied with a product or a service?
|Protect Yourself from Identity Theft!|
Find out how to protect yourself from identity theft the next time you write checks or order checks. What to do if your wallet is lost or stolen.
|Protect Yourself From Predatory Lending|
Predatory lending is the practice of mortgage loans being priced above the prime competitive market. This is also known as "Sub Prime Lending," which extends credit at higher rates than prime to people who are higher credit risks or have impaired credit.
|Sample Complaint Letter|
|Service Pricing Notification Requirements|
The Albany County legislature has adopted Local Law No. "2" of 2002 to provide a mechanism to inform consumers of the prices charged by dry cleaners, tailors, shoe repairers, barbers, hairdressers and cosmetologists, particularly any differences in the cost of services to men and women.
|Tips for Working with Home Contractors|
|Consumers have rights and responsibilities in the marketplace!|
|Can You See Me Now?|
When standing in a checkout line at a supermarket, store, gas station, or anywhere you may be using your credit card, be watchful of persons using a cell phone.
|How do I stop unwanted telemarketing phone calls?|
|The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home.|