New Online Resource for Consumers
Published on May 25, 2018
A new Consumer Protection Clearinghouse
site aims to help consumers and businesses in Arlington County by providing educational resources and a way to submit concerns.
This new site centralizes existing consumer resources from across County government, and consolidates and incorporates a variety of state and federal resources as well. It also enhances access to public information on a range of topics regulated by the County government, including:
- Cable TV
- Pawn Shops
- Food Trucks
The page also includes an easy-to-use "submit a complaint" button that appears on each page in the site.
The new resource was announced at the May 22, 2018, County Board Meeting by County Manager Mark Schwartz.
Consumer Protection Quick Tips
- Always shred documents with your personal information on them, especially credit card offers.
- Hang up on robo-callers immediately! You can report robo-callers to the Federal Trade Commission by calling 1-888-382-1222.
- Gas stations are easy targets for credit card skimmers; pay inside using your credit/debit card or with cash.
- Pay attention to parking signs in surface lots and on the street to avoid towing.