Business and Consumer Complaints

At the Corporation Division, we don't have regulatory authority to enforce Oregon law.  We cannot offer legal​ advice or mediate disputes, whether they are between business own​ers, consumers or businesses. These resources may help in filing a complaint or resolving a dispute.

The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ), Financial Fraud and Consumer Protection Section regulates the Oregon marketplace by enforcing Oregon's Unlawful Trade Practices Act. This includes educating consumers and businesses about rights and obligations under the law. It operates a hotline​ for questions or complaints about business practices.  

Call the Financial Fraud​ and Consumer Protection Section Hotline at 503-378-4320 or toll-free in Oregon at 877-877-9392.  

Department of Consumer and Business S​ervices (DCBS) is Oregon's largest regulatory and consumer protection agency. DCBS administers state laws and rules governing workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, building codes, the operation of insurance companies and financial institutions, and securities offerings. It also has consumer protection and education programs and ombudsmen to help consumers, injured workers and businesses. 

The Construction and Landscape Co​ntractors Board licenses and regulates construction and landscape contractors in Oregon. Owners, employees, suppliers and cont​​ractors can file claims for breach of contract, negligent or improper work, or nonpayment. 

Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) helps Oregonia​ns who feel they have been discriminated against or who have not received proper wages.

The Oregon State Bar Association has a lawyer referral service linking people seeking legal assistance with lawyers and assistance programs. Call even if you are unsure if you need to speak to an attorney. They will help determine the type of help you need.

Phone: 503-684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at 800-452-7636  

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. The FTC ensures the nation's markets function competitively and are vigorous, efficient and free of undue restrictions. 

The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) addresses fraud committed over the Internet. For victims of Internet fraud, IFCC provides a reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation.  

Better Business Bureau has resources to help facilitate the resolution of your complaint.  

Oregon's Office of Small Business​​​ Assistance​ is an independent voice for small business within state government. When problems arise, the advocate works with small business and state agencies to resolve issues.​​​​


Oregon Department of Justice

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