Consumer Protection

The following organizations provide support for victims of unfair business practices or fraudulent activity.

NC Department of Justice
Attorney General’s Office
Consumer Complaint Hotline

Better Business Bureau of Northwest NC


Consumer Protection
Legal Aid of NC

Mediation Services of Forsyth County


Q: I am afraid my parent is a victim of fraud/identity theft. Where do I go to get assistance?
If you feel you have been a victim of a scam or know of someone who has, please contact your local law enforcement office or the local Better Business Bureau at 336-725-8348. You can also contact the NC Department of Justice Consumer Protection hotline at 1-877-566-7226 or online at

Q: How do I get a free credit report?
At your request, each of the three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) will provide you with one free copy of your credit report every 12 months.  To request your free annual credit report, call the Central Source at 1-877-322-8228 or visit

Stay Up to Date with the Latest News

Back to Top