Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner - Tom A. Steckler, Director

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The Division has created a monthly electronic newsletter for Florida consumers.  Within our newsletters, you'll find tips on important consumer related issues and resources to find additional information. 

Current Edition

August 2013 - During tough economic times, many timeshare owners become desperate to sell their unwanted properties. Owners should be cautious of scammers who lure victims with the promise that it is the “best time ever to sell.”
Archived Editions

2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

2013

January - Getting Fit - Joining a Gym/Health Club
February - Tax Scams
March - National Consumer Protection Week
April - Termites and Bed Bugs
May - Florida Do Not Call List
June -Tech Support Scams
July - Payday Loans

2012

January - Be a Savvy Consumer
February - Tax Scams
March - National Consumer Protection Week
April - Mortgage Relief Scams
May - Florida Do Not Call List is now free!
June - Disaster Preparedness
July - “Government” Scams - Be Aware
August - Telemarketing Fraud

September - Identity Theft
October - Online Shopping Safety
November - Giving to Charity
December - Holiday Shopping

2011

January - Commissioner Adam H. Putnam
February - Division of Consumer Services
March - Telemarketing Fraud
April - Identity Theft via Information Breach
May - Getting Optimum Fuel Economy
June - Motor Vehicle Repair
July - Purchasing Travel in Florida
August - Household Moving
September - Landlord/Tenant Law in Florida
October - Pawn Shops
November - Giving to Charity
December - Toy Safety

2010

January PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Foreclosure Relief Scams
February PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Haiti Relief Scams
March PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs)
April PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Timeshares
May PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Food Safety Tips
June PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Florida Seafood is safe!
July PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Advanced Payment Scams
August PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Hurricane Preparedness
September PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Debt Relief Services
October PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Credit Card Account Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009
November PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Giving to Charity
December PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Gift Cards

2009

January PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Sweepstakes Fraud / Foreign Lotteries
February PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Florida Do Not Call list
March PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Beware of Stimulus Package Scams
April PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Rights Under the Florida Lemon Law
May PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Skimming, Phishing, Dumpster Diving - Your Identity in Crisis
June PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams
July PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Door to Door Sales
August PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Florida's Landlord/Tenant Law
September PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - The Division of Consumer Services
October PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Pyramid schemes, Ponzi Schemes, and Multilevel Marketing Plans
November PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - H1N1 Scams
December PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Gift Cards

2008

January 2008 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Joining a Health Studio, Make an Informed Decision
February 2008 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Phishing for Fraud
March 2008 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - 2008 Economic Stimulus Payment
April 2008 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Travel Clubs, How to Avoid a Bad Deal
May 2008 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - What to do When Facing Foreclosure
June 2008 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Telemarketing Fraud
July 2008 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Intrastate Moving, What you Should Know
August 2008 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Hurricane Safety Tips
September 2008 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Fraudulent Debt Collectors
October 2008 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Eco-Friendly Tips to Save You Money
November 2008 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Consumer Product Recalls
December 2008 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - The Risks of Purchasing Gift Cards

2007

January 2007 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Game Promotions
February 2007 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - The Purchase of Business Opportunities
March 2007 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Identity Theft: How to Avoid
April 2007 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - International Telephone Return Call Scam
May 2007 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Fuel Economy and Gas Saving Tips
June 2007 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Investment Opportunities, Scam or Reward?
July 2007 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Credit and Debit Card Blocking
August 2007 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Gift Cards and Certificates
September 2007 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - What is Skimming?
October 2007 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Pre-Approved Offers of Credit
November 2007 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Analog to Digital Television Conversion
December 2007 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Credit Card Responsibility

2006

January 2006 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Florida Lemon Law
February 2006 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Phishing Scams
March 2006 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Motor Vehicle Repair
April 2006 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Wildfire Prevention
May 2006 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Caller ID Spoofing
June 2006 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Hurricane Preparedness Tips
July 2006 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Credit Freeze
August 2006 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Foreign Lotteries
September 2006 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Junk Faxes
October 2006 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Division of Consumer Services Overview
November 2006 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Charitable Contributions
December 2006 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Gift Cards, What to Know Before you Buy

2005

January 2005 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Do Your Research Before Signing a Health Club Membership
February 2005 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Avoid Unwanted Sales Calls, Join the Florida Do Not Call list
March 2005 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Identity Theft
April 2005 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Travel Smart, Do your Homework
May 2005 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Automotive Financing, Get What You Pay For
June 2005 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Understanding Your Credit Report
July 2005 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Household Moving in Florida
August 2005 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Know Your Rights, Florida Landlord / Tenant Law
September 2005 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Portable Generator Safety
October 2005 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Travel Clubs, Scam or No Scam
November 2005 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Give the RIGHT Gift, Toy Safety
December 2005 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Be a Savvy Consumer, Holiday Shopping Tips

2004

November 2004 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Giving to Charity
December 2004 PDF Document - Link will Open in a New Window - Consumer Product Scanning

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