How can I get more information on consumer protection through the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace.

To get free information on consumer issues, visit the FTC consumer page at:, or by telephone at 877-382-4357 (877-FTC-HELP).

To report identity theft, contact the FTC at: or by phone at: 877-438-4338.


All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.

Topic Number: KA-02966