COVID-19: Consumer Protection

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General

Avoiding COVID-19 Vaccine Scams


Childcare

Fitness Centers

Landlord-Tenant

​Landlord - Tenant Español/Spanish translations

Publications​​

January 13, 2021: Federal Eviction Moratorium Extended to January 31

September 4, 2020: Federal Eviction Moratorium Affects Wisconsin Residential Properties

July 3, 2020: With Prices Stabilizing, State Ends 'Abnormal Economic Disruption' Period

April 29, 2020: DATCP Adopts Emergency Rule Prohibiting Late Fees on Rentals

April 28, 2020: DATCP and DFI Joint News Release: COVID-19 Student Loan Relief & Related Scams​

March 25, 2020: DATCP Takes Action on Price Gouging Complaints

March 25, 2020: DATCP Issues RVP Variance Waiver to Gasoline Retailers

March 17, 2020: DATCP Provides Tips for Wisconsin Consumers Seeking Ticket Refunds

Price Gouging​

Price Gouging ​FAQS

Price Gouging Resolved Complaint Updates

Consumer Resource Links

Landlord Tenant Resources

Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program information

UW-M Neighborhood Law Clinic (NLC): provides a broad range of legal services including rental housing and employment law 

UW-M Center for Financial Security: Webinar Information and Reources for Landlords, Tenants, and Homeowners during the COVID-19 Crisis​

Oficina para la Protección Financiera del Consumidor: Encuentre ayuda para pagar renta y servicios básicos

Wisconsin PSC: Broadband and Emergency Internet Resources​

CFPB resource: Infromation on Mortgage and Housing Assistance Resources​

ReedSmith CARES Act provisions ​Information on resources for Landlords

ReedSmith CARES Act landlord-tentant questions

Information on assistance available to renters living in Fannie Mae financed properties

RentPrep guide to COVID19 resources for Landlords and Renters​

Consumer Resources

FTC Blog: Scammers target loved ones of COVID-19 victims​

Public Service Commission of Wisconsinannual winter moratorium on cutoffs for electric and gas customers runs November 1 to April 15. Additional PSCW F​AQs

ATP Student Loan Debt Helpline Information and FAQs

FTC Blog: COVID-19 scams targeting college students​

FTC Blog: What to know about the Economic Impact Payment debit cards​

FTC Blog: COVID-19 contract tracing text message scams

FTC Blog: Finding a furry friend in the era of COVID-19​

FDIC resource: Receiving IRS Economic Impact Payments, opening a banking account information.​

FTC Blog: COVID-19 ruined my travel plans. Now What?​

FTC resource: The Financial Impact of CoronaVirus​

FTC blog: 'Coronavirus and your student loan debt​'​

DATCP, FTC, BBB webinar on scam activities due to the coronavirus global pandemic​ recording​​

COVID-19 Scam Alerts​​

Wi DFI Issues Emergency Guidance on Debt Collection Practices​

Wi AG & DFI Caution Consumers to Beware of potential COVID-19 charity scams

CSBS Resources to help you maintain your financial health​​

​IRS Economic Impact Payme​nts FAQs​

​FTC blog: 'Scammers want your relief check'​

FTC blog: 'Coronavirus checks​ flattening the scam curve'​​

FTC blog: 'Avoiding SSA Scams during COVID-19'​

FTC blog: 'Scammers are using COVID-19 messages to scam people'​