NJ Division of Consumer Affairs

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Approximately 600,000 New Jerseyans are licensed by these boards.

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs protects the public from fraud, deceit and misrepresentation in the sale of goods and services. The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs supervises the activities of 46 boards and committees, regulating more than 80 professions and occupations.


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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us . Have a safe and happy holiday!


The holidays are fun for everyone! But the NJ Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners reminds us that family feasts, parties, and travels can carry some hazards for pets. Visit https://bit.ly/3sO0wse for a cornucopia of tips to keep your pets safe during the holiday season.


There's still time for New Jersey high schools to sign up to compete in the 2024 New Jersey High School Consumer Bowl. The deadline to register has been extended to 12/18/23. For more information go to: https://bit.ly/3sMHiDl


The seven-day countdown to begins now! To land the hottest deals without busting your budget, here are 5 Black Friday spending traps to avoid. https://bit.ly/47FnzEK


From grounded planes & overbooked flights to missed connections & lost luggage, holiday travel can be full of turbulence. Before heading home for the holidays, make sure you know your passenger’s rights and what you may be entitled to if things go awry.


Treating yourself to a little cosmetic pampering on National Botox Cosmetic Day? Be aware that in NJ, only licensed medical professionals are authorized to perform this aesthetic procedure. Treatment by unqualified individuals can result in serious injury or death.


Our Consumer Outreach Team is attending the Annual League Conference in Atlantic City this week to raise public awareness of our mission and spread the word about the consumer protection resources we offer. Can’t make it to our booth? Contact the Outreach Unit for more details at [email protected].


Practicing kindness doesn't just serve the people around you; it gives your mind & body a healthy boost known as a “helper’s high.” On , let’s join together and give ‘til we all feel good!


It’s International Fraud Week. Did you know that the Ponzi scheme was named after Charles Ponzi, who defrauded banks of about $20 million in 1920? To protect your investments from con artists promising guaranteed returns, learn how to spot and avoid common investment scams. https://bit.ly/3sjGmGr


On and every day, we honor those who served our country by providing consumer protection programs tailored to their needs. To learn more about our Military Outreach and Support services, go to: https://bit.ly/47gv2dc


Stay toasty this winter - And safe, too! Before turning on your space heater, warm up to these important safety tips that can help prevent injury and fire damage.: https://bit.ly/3Qi8EsV


Tired of deleting all the spam in your inbox? Before the holiday shopping messages begin, check out these tips to prevent emails from piling up! https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0210-how-get-less-spam-your-email


The end of Daylight Saving Time is more than just a clock change. It’s a reminder to not fall back on safety. Remember to take a few minutes to replace all smoke alarm and carbon monoxide batteries.


November is , but when it comes to supporting our heroes, the Division is on duty all year long! Learn how we’re working to reduce employment barriers and enhance career opportunities for veterans and military families in New Jersey: https://bit.ly/3sa1KKE


Feeling anxious and overwhelmed by the hectic pace of today’s busy lifestyles? You’re not alone. National Stress Awareness Day is an opportunity to recognize, manage, and reduce stress in your personal and professional lives. To learn how, go to: https://bit.ly/3MrOfR4


Don't let high gas prices keep you from going the distance on Extra Mile Day. Follow our tips for getting what you pay for at the pumps and getting the most out of every gallon of gas you buy: www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/News/Consumer%20Briefs/dealing-with-high-gas-prices.pdf


On a day for tricks, make safety a treat. from the Division of Consumer Affairs!


It’s ! When was the last time you took your purr-tner for a checkup? Don’t know where to go? Search our online portal for a licensed veterinarian near you: bit.ly/36hCdFL


Today is , but we help consumers dispose of unused controlled substances year-round! Find a Project Medicine Drop location near you where you can safely discard unused medications 24/7. bit.ly/3dlxHrC


Leave the scares to the costumes and follow these tips to ensure everyone stays safe this !


Don't fall for ticket scams this football season! If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is. Keep the penalties on the field and follow our tips to buy smarter.


Shopping online for a spooktacular Halloween costume? Beware of imposter websites advertising Halloween products at bargain prices on social media. These sites look legit but they're scams aimed at stealing your money or personal info. To learn more go to https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/news/press-releases/2023/10/ftc-data-shows-consumers-report-losing-27-billion-social-media-scams-2021


NJ won't let for-profit schools deceive students with false promises or subject them to unlawful financing schemes that push them into debt instead of helping them reach their career goals. Today we hold a school accountable for its shady practices. https://bit.ly/3MbDv9d


Our Office of Weights & Measures training team proudly presents graduates of the 2023 training class. These 13 newly certified County OWM investigators will assist us in testing the accuracy of weighing, measuring & pricing devices in NJ so consumers aren't shortchanged.


We’re halfway through National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Still need to brush up on cyber security basics? Go to https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/cybersafe/Pages/Cyber-Safety-Basics.aspx


Go ahead and treat yourself on National Aesthetician Day! Our New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling works tirelessly to make sure hardworking NJ skin care specialists meet the highest professional standards to keep their customers looking and feeling great!


If you are a victim of flooding, we understand how difficult it can be. Here are some tips to help you get back on your feet: http://bit.ly/3foAjnE


It’s National Metric Week. Is your home improvement contractor measuring up? No matter what system contractors use to make things plumb, level, and square in your home, make sure they're complying with professional laws & regulations. To learn how, go to www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/news/consumer%20briefs/hiring-home-improvement-contractors.pdf


Spending is fun, but saving is even better! National Savings Day is a great time to make sure you know how to protect your nest egg from investment fraud. Learn how our Bureau of Securities can help avoid common investment scams. https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/bos/Pages/investors.aspx


National Emergency Nurses Day is a great time to thank ER nurses across New Jersey for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to service. It’s also a time to recognize the New Jersey Board of Nursing for promoting and enforcing professional standards that make NJ nurses top-notch!


On World Mental Health Day, we’re reminding everyone that mental health and wellness are just a phone call away. To learn about programs and services available in New Jersey – including hotlines and tiplines - and how to access them, go to https://nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/home/ahttps://nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/home/index.


Curious about crypto this ? Before you jump in, make sure you understand common crypto scams and challenges: www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/News/Consumer%20Briefs/bos-cryptocurrency.pdf


Do you multitask while cooking? If you’re reading this while you cook, please shut off the stove! Most house fires start in the kitchen, and cooking is the #1 cause. This year’s is serving up some safety tips: https://www.nfpa.org/Events/Events/Fire-Prevention-Week


Our Office of Weights & Measures relies on county & local partners to assist us in testing the accuracy of weighing, measuring, & pricing devices in NJ stores so consumers aren't shortchanged. We're training a new crop of county & local OWM investigators to join these efforts.


On , we’re giving a big shout out to our New Jersey State Board of Dentistry and the more than 7,000 New Jersey licensed dentists, dental hygienists, and related professionals they oversee. Because healthy teeth and gums are always a reason to smile!


During , make sure you’re following these simple steps to protect yourself, your family, and your business from online threats:

- Using strong passwords
- Turning on Multi-Factor Authentication
- Recognizing and Reporting Phishing
- Updating Software


For too many kids, school is literally a pain in the neck... and the back and the shoulders.

On , learn the 1, 2, 3s of basic backpack safety to prevent injury to your child and help them make the trip to school a comfortable one: https://bit.ly/3F09Vj8


Ask a Stupid Question Day is about overcoming your fear of asking a dumb question. But savvy consumers know the only dumb questions are the ones you DON’T ask! Our Consumer Briefs can educate you on what you need to ask before you sign on the dotted line. https://bit.ly/3PBM5il


Inspired to broaden your horizons and experience new things on World Tourism Day? We say go for it! To ensure your trip is memorable for all the right reasons, here's some tips on
how to spot and avoid some common travel-related scams.

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