The Federal Trade Commission has advice for people who find themselves in the path of Hurricane Ike. A special Web site set up by the agency provides preparedness tips and information about recovery.
Consumers who may be affected by Hurricane Ike can go to:
The agency also has advice to help drivers save money at the pump:
The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
(FYI hurricane Ike)