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CONSUMER INFORMATION/PROTECTION

This list is not comprehensive and is continually being improved and updated.

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BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU OF NORTHEAST WISCONSIN

Provides support and information to consumers and businesses.

10019 W Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee, WI - Directions
414-847-6000
http://bbb.org/wisconsin/accredited-business-directory


BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU WISE GIVING GUIDE

Provides support and information to donors and charities.

3033 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA - Directions
703-247-9321
http://give.org


BOARD ON AGING AND LONG TERM CARE - OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM

Investigates and mediates issues in the treatment of older and disabled residents receiving long term care.

Protects and promotes the rights of long term care consumers.

1402 Pankratz St, Suite 11, Madison, WI - Directions
800-815-0015
800-242-1060 Medigap Helpline
http://longtermcare.wi.gov

Also listed under: Advocacy


CENTER FOR AUTO SAFETY

Provides consumer information on auto defects, problems and advice. Allows for viewing and filing complaints.

http://autosafety.org


CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Provides information, referral and family support for special needs children.

325 Commercial Street, Neenah, WI - Directions
877-568-5205
920-969-5325
http://dhs.wi.gov/cyshcn/index.htm

Also listed under: Disability Resources
Health Services
Information and Assistance/Referral
Youth Transition


COALITION OF WISCONSIN AGING GROUPS (CWAG)

Provides statewide collaboration of agencies committed to services for victims of identity theft.

30 W Mifflin, Suite 406, Madison, WI - Directions
800-488-2596
http://cwag.org


CONSUMER PROTECTION BUREAU

Assists consumers with complaints including renter hotline issues.

608-224-5012
http://datcp.wi.gov


CREDIT REPORT REQUEST SERVICE

Offers free credit reports.

P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA - Directions
http://annualcreditreport.com


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

Office of Quality Assurance provides home health care agencies, agency certification, state inspections, and complaints against an agency.

800-642-6552 Hotline
http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/guide/complaints.htm


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES - OFFICE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE

Provides home health care agencies, agency certification, state inspections, and complaints against an agency.

800-642-6552 Hotline
http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/guide/complaints.htm


FRAUD WATCH NETWORK (AARP)

Provides resources for protection from fraud.

877-908-3360 Fraud Hotline
http://aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork


IDENTITY THEFT

Provides steps to protect, repair, and report misuse of personal information or identity theft.

800-633-4227 Medicare
877-486-2048 TTY



IDENTITY THEFT - FEDERAL COMMISSION

Provides steps to protect, repair and report misuse of personal information or identity theft.

877-438-4338
866-653-4261 TTY
http://ftc.gov/idtheft


IDENTITY THEFT - INSPECTOR GENERAL

Provides steps to protect, repair and report misuse of personal information or identity theft.

800-447-8477
800-377-4950 TTY
http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/report-fraud


LIFELINE PHONE SERVICE

Offers free or discounted phones and service plans to low-income individuals.

http://lifelinesupport.org


MEDICATION DRUG DROP

Offers locations for unused medications.

Appleton Police Department
222 S. Walnut St., Appleton, WI - Directions
920-832-5500
920-832-5277
http://recyclemoreoutagamie.org


MEDICATION DRUG DROP

Offers locations for unused medications.

Freedom Police Department
W2004 County Road S., Freedom, WI - Directions
920-788-0902
http://recyclemoreoutagamie.org


MEDICATION DRUG DROP

Offers locations for unused medications.

Grand Chute Police Department
1900 W. Grand Chute Blvd., Grand Chute, WI - Directions
920-832-1575
http://recyclemoreoutagamie.org


MEDICATION DRUG DROP

Offers locations for unused medications.

Hortonville Police Department
531 N. Nash St., Hortonville, WI - Directions
920-779-6165
http://recyclemoreoutagamie.org


MEDICATION DRUG DROP

Offers locations for unused medications.

New Longon Police Department
700 Shiocton St., New London, WI - Directions
920-982-8505
http://recyclemoreoutagamie.org


MEDICATION DRUG DROP

Offers locations for unused medications.

Outagamie County Sheriff
3030 E. Goodland Dr., Appleton, WI - Directions
920-832-5605
http://recyclemoreoutagamie.org


MEDICATION DRUG DROP

Offers locations for unused medications.

Seymour Police Department
306 N. Main St., Seymour, WI - Directions
920-833-2366
http://recyclemoreoutagamie.org


MEDICATION DRUG DROP

Offers locations for unused medications.

Walgreens
729 W. Northland Ave., Appleton, WI - Directions
920-954-8100
http://recyclemoreoutagamie.org


NATIONAL ANTI-FRAUD HOTLINE

Provides 24 hour hotline for reporting suspected fraud.

855-303-9470
http://aging.senate.gov/fraud-hotline


NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY

Registers residents to not receive national telemarketing calls.

888-382-1222
866-290-4236 TTY
http://donotcall.gov


NEXTDOOR SOCIAL NETWORK

Offers private social network to get information out to neighborhoods.

http://nextdoor.com


OUTAGAMIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administers Outagamie County Health and Human Services.

Outagamie County Government Center
320 S. Walnut Street, Appleton, WI - Directions
920-832-4741
http://www.outagamie.org

Also listed under: Disability Resources
Government Services
Health Services
Mental Health Services
Prevention/Health Promotion


OUTAGAMIE COUNTY SOLID WASTE

Provides recycling and disposal service information.

1919 Holland Rd., Appleton, WI - Directions
920-832-5277
http://recyclemoreoutagamie.org


PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Oversees all utility services.

888-816-3831
http://psc.wi.gov


READY WISCONSIN

Provides information on emergency preparedness, cyber safety, etc.

608-242-3324
http://ready.wi.gov


RECALLS.GOV

Provides recall and safety information

http://recalls.gov


RECYCLE THAT STUFF

Provides recycling information.

121 N. Lynwood Ave., Appleton, WI - Directions
920-955-3760
877-677-4437
http://recyclethatstuff.com


SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL

Provides information to prevent and report Healthcare Fraud.

888-818-2611
http://stopmedicarefraud.org


U.S. POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE

Addresses suspected violations through the U.S. mail including fraud, theft, Internet, telephone, etc

877-876-2455
http://postalinspectors.uspis.gov


UNDERSTANDING CYBERBULLYING IN COLLEGE

Provides a guide to disabled students on negative impacts of cyberbullying.

http://affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/cyberbullying-awareness


WISCONSIN OFFICE OF THE COMMISSION OF INSURANCE

Provides Wisconsin insurance information. Regulates and enforces Wisconsin insurance laws.

800-236-8517
http://oci.wi.gov/oci_home.htm