Other Helpful Agencies for Consumers

Consumer Protection Unit

Consumer Complaints

Consumer Education

The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is not the only agency that can assist consumers. The Office often refers consumers to other agencies that can better assist with the consumer's issue. In 2015, the Office referred over 21% of the written consumer complaints to other agencies, with 10% being referred to other agencies in the State of Wyoming. Approximately 6% were referred to federal agencies and 5% were referred to attorney general's offices and other state agencies in sister states.

Here is a list of some other agencies that may be helpful to you depending upon your situation:

Wyoming State Offices

Provides optimum consumer protection and support to Wyoming residents by investigating consumer complaints and resolving issues on insurance matters. 

Compliance Division
Contact the Wyoming Compliance Division to see if the investment vehicle and the person selling it are registered. They will also be able to tell you if the salesperson has a disciplinary history, that is, whether any civil, criminal or administrative proceedings have been brought against him or her.

Office of Consumer Advocate
The Public Service Commission Office of Consumer Advocate provides independent and direct representation of Wyoming utility rate payers before the Wyoming Public Service Commission in utility filings and applications in which the public interest is contested.

The Wyoming Division of Banking investigates consumer complaints when they involve state-chartered financial institutions and businesses that extend credit to consumers. 

Assists Veterans with benefits, whether it is trying to pass legislation, establishing programs, or providing information on what benefits are available.

Federal Offices

The FTC is the nation's consumer protection agency. It collects complaints about companies, business practices, identity theft and episodes of violence in the media. Your complaints can help detect patterns of wrong doing, and lead to investigations and prosecutions. The FTC does not resolve individual complaints.

The CFPB is an agency responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector, It works to empower consumers to take more control over their economic lives, and provide consumers the information they need to understand the terms of their agreements with financial companies.  

Medicare fraud happens when Medicare is billed for services or supplies you never received.

307-633-0800 or 877-777-4778
The IRS Taxpayer Advocate ensures that each taxpayer is treated fairly, and that taxpayers know and understand their rights. The Taxpayer Advocate offers free help to guide taxpayers through the often confusing process of resolving tax problems that taxpayers have been unable to resolve on their own.

Other Agencies

Aids consumers and businesses by supplying reports on the reliability of companies and charities. The BBB also provides dispute resolution services and consumer education materials. Much of Wyoming is served by the the BBB office for Northern Colorado and Wyoming. 

Provides legal assistance to low income individuals living in Wyoming. Legal Aid provides representation in many, though not all, types of civil cases. They cannot represent defendants in criminal cases. 
Provides free assistance to Wyoming homeowners in default on their home loans or who are facing foreclosure. 

Provides the names of attorneys who can be hired to help with particular types of legal matters.