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    Who are the major consumer protection agencies and what are their responsibilities?

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    The major consumer protection agencies are:

    The Federal Trade Commission, which operates the Bureau of Consumer Protection. This agency enforces federal laws that protect consumers, gives consumers free information to help them avoid fraud and deception, and encourages consumers to file complains about fraud or identity theft. Their mission: "To prevent business practices that are anticompetitive, deceptive, or unfair to consumers" (Federal Trade Commission, 2012).

    Department of Consumer Affairs - This agency allows consumers to ...

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    This solution describes the major consumer protection agencies and their responsibilities. APA formatted references are included.