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Bureau of Consumer Protection
The Bureau of Consumer Protection's
mandate is to protect consumers against unfair, deceptive,
or fraudulent practices. The Bureau enforces a variety of
consumer protection laws enacted by Congress, as well as trade
regulation rules issued by the Commission. Its actions include
individual company and industry-wide investigations, administrative
and federal court litigation, rulemaking proceedings, and
consumer and business education. In addition, the Bureau contributes
to the Commission's on-going efforts to inform Congress
and other government entities of the impact that proposed
actions could have on consumers.
The Bureau of Consumer Protection is divided
divisions, each with its own areas of expertise.