Westchester County

Consumer Department Delivers

Image of African American male shopping in the grocery storeThe Department of Consumer Protection fights hard to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace for consumers. Check our office hours and if you need assistance, call us at (914) 995-2155.

Find a home contractor
Read our tips on how to select a contractor to avoid being gouged. Do your homework before you hire a home improvement contractor and avoid problems with home improvements. Find out if the contractor is licensed and avoid hiring renegade renovators.

 

Shop with savvy this holiday season
With the holiday season here, it is particularly important that you be a wise consumer.  Our shopping tips can ease some stress whether you shop online or at a store. Learn about refund and restocking fee policies for the stores where you shop.

Beware of scammers pretending to represent Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Service's consumer alert provides taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.

Check out our comprehensive financial education section, with the downturn in the economy and the housing crisis you may find helpful information.

Another initiative is Senior Crime Busters. This one-hour, elder fraud protection program, which is available to your group, provides tips on how seniors can stay safe and avoid financial exploitation. Senior citizens should also beware of the "grandson" scam.

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