Numerous resources are available to help consumers avoid falling victim to consumer fraud or other unfair business practices.
Consumers who are planning to hire a contractor or purchase goods/services from a business can use the following tools and resources to do research before entering into any transaction:
- Business License Look Up
- Licensed General Contractor Look Up
- Businesses/Individuals Found Liable for Consumer Fraud in Past 3 Years
- Illinois Attorney General
- Better Business Bureau
- Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
Consumer Protections also are available for Chicago Renters and Condominium Owners:
Be Informed. Be Protected. Campaign:
The comprehensive Be Informed. Be Protected. Campaign aims to provide consumers with simplified tips and resources across a wide array of topics. The series of flyers are geared toward protecting consumers from fraud and informing them of the actions they can take if they have become a victim of fraud. This campaign helps BACP carry out its mission to ensure a safe and vibrant marketplace for consumers.