Information about utilities in Columbia, including payment options and utility assistance programs.
Provides electricity, natural gas, water and sewer service to residents of Fulton.
Holts Summit Utilities
Information about electricity, water, natural gas, sewer and refuse collection services in Holts Summit.
Information about electricity, water, natural gas, sewer and refuse collection services in Sturgeon.
Missouri Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Hotline (800) 392-8222
Comprehensive site for consumer information, publications, and services, such as the Missouri No-Call List, Check a Charity, Consumer Complaints, Protecting Seniors, Identity Theft & Data Security and Landlord-Tenant Law.
Missouri Cold Weather Rule
The Cold Weather Rule prohibits disconnection of registered low-income elderly or disabled customers’ utility service from November 1 through March 31 when the temperature is forecasted to be below 32 degrees.
Missouri Department of Insurance Insurance Consumer Hotline (800) 726-7390
Handles complaints against insurance companies and will verify credentials of insurance agents. This site provides a vast amount of information on auto, homeowners, health, life, long-term care and workers’ compensation insurance.
Missouri Division of Finance
Handles complaints concerning mortgage bankers, debt collection and harassment, credit bureaus, finance companies and state banks.
Missouri Investment Protection Center Investor Protection Hotline (800) 721-7996
The Secretary of State’s office will answer questions about investment companies, their agents, broker-dealers and investment products. Complaint forms are also available via this website.
Missouri Public Service Commission Utility Consumer Hotline (800) 392-4211 Manufactured Housing Hotline (800) 819-3180
The Missouri Public Service Commission regulates investor-owned electric, natural gas, water and sewer and telephone companies. The commission will investigate complaints against public utilities including service problems, overcharges and manufactured housing defects.
Regional and National
Consumer Reports features unbiased ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including Cars, Electronics, Appliances, Home & Garden, Babies & Kids, Money and Health.
This comprehensive website covers nearly 800 product categories that contain reviews and articles on consumer products.
This is the federal government’s website where you can report fraud, scams, and bad business practices.
USA.gov Consumer Action Handbook A free resource guide that provides general information on shopping for goods and services and tips about your consumer rights.
Consumer Alerts and Recalls
This is the comprehensive site for all government recalls. Six federal agencies have joined to provide recall information for consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics and environmental products.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Established to protect the public from risks associated with consumer products. This site includes product safety alerts, recalls and a Product Incident Report Form.
Credit Information and Identity Theft
A comprehensive site for credit card information from Bankrate.com allows you to compare rates of all major credit cards.
Credit Repair for Bad Credit
Credit repair articles from Nolo Press, a respected publisher of legal self-help books. Topics include credit and debit cards, dealing with creditors, repaying debts and student loans.
Credit Reports Annual Credit Report Request (877) 322-8228
The official free website to help consumers obtain a copy of their credit report. This site allows an individual to request a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
Identity Theft Resource Guide
This publication from the Missouri Attorney General’s office provides information on how to protect against identity theft and what victims of identity theft should do.
The Federal Trade Commission’s step-by-step guide to recovering from identity theft.
This free service allows consumers to decline receiving unwanted paper catalogs.
Missouri No-Call List Register for the No-Call List (866) 289-9633
The No-Call law allows Missourians to reduce unwanted telemarketing calls made to their homes or cell phones by signing up for the No-Call list, which is managed by the Attorney General’s Office. There is no cost to be added to the list.