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Consumer Resources

Consumer Resources

The 9News Alert Team has compiled a comprehensive list of resources to help answer any of your consumer questions. Like is my doctor licensed? Can my landlord kick me out of my lease? Where is a good place to get credit score?

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AIRLINE COMPLAINTS

Always contact the airline first. If the carrier fails to resolve your issue, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation takes complaints. Click the link:

File a complaint

ATTORNEYS

Many lawyers are specialized. The Louisiana Bar Association can help you choose the right attorney, click the link to learn more:

Find a lawyer

CAR BUYING

Take the guesswork out of buying a car in Louisiana.

Buying and Selling

CAR RECALLS

Search for any open recalls on your car by searching the VIN on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

Search your car

CONSUMER DISPUTES

The Louisiana State Attorney General's office acts on behalf of consumers when a business is operating unfairly or deceptively.

Consumer Dispute Form

CREDIT REPORTS

You can get a free credit report once a year, but only from this one industry-backed website.

Check your report

CREDIT SCORES

If you didn't know you have at least three credit scores, but your credit report is likely more important than the number.

FAQ

DOCTORS

Verify that your physician is licensed. If you have a complaint, notify the state.

Check a license

Report malpractice

HEALTH STANDARDS

You can file a complaint or grievance with the Louisiana Department of Health against licensed health care providers if you have an issue

File a complaint

INSURANCE FRAUD

Louisiana insurance agents must hold a valid license issued by the state. Penalties can be levied for fraud.

Check an agent’s license

Report fraud

LANDLORD/TENANT & EVICTIONS

A Guide to Louisiana Landlord & Tenant Laws

Learn more

LEMON LAW

Buying a new care can be a hassle, if you happen to buy a lemon. Get everything you need to know.

Louisiana Lemon Law Guide

LOTTERY SCAMS

Criminals often use the lure of the lottery to carry out scams. Beware.

Protect Yourself

PRODUCT COMPLAINTS

Report an unsafe product by clicking on the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website.

Report a defect

PRODUCT RECALLS

Check out the Consumer Product Safety Commission database of recalled products.

Search for recalls

ROBO CALLS

The majority of unsolicited calls that are auto-dialed are illegal. The Federal Trade Commission investigates complaints.

Report a robo call

STUDENT AID

Fill out the free application for student aide to apply for grants, scholarships and loans.

Apply for grants, scholarships, and loans

TOWING PROBLEMS

If you need to know about towing laws or how to file a complaint click the links below.

Louisiana Chapter 16 Towing Laws

Submit a complaint

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Not all delays or cancellations are covered. Also, some credit card include coverage at no additional cost.

How to find the best insurance.

USPS INFORMED DELIVERY

The U.S. Postal Service provides this free service, which sends you daily emails or mobile phone alerts when new letters and packages headed for your mailbox.

U.S. Postal Service Informed Delivery

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