COVID-19: Consumer Protection

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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 Resolved Complaint Updates

Consumer Resource Links 

Landlord Tenant Resources

Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program information

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

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 Wisconsin: The Public Service Commission voted to extend the current moratorium on disconnecting the service of utility customers who are behind on their bills to Nov. 1, when the annual moratorium on cutoffs for electric and gas customers takes effect. The annual winter moratorium runs to April 15​. PSCW FAQs

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'​