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Consumer Protection Bureau

Consumer Protection Bureau

(800) 621-8096

Consumer Protection Bureau

6 years in business
3033 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201-3866
Additional Phone Numbers
  • (800) 519-5243
  • (703) 459-9208
  • (703) 594-7444
BBB File Opened: 12/09/2010
Business Started: 01/01/2011
Business Management
  • Mr. Gerald Abrams
  • Mr. Spencer Cohen
  • Mr. Jack Nelson
  • Ms. Helen Smith
Contact Information
  • Principal: Mr. Gerald Abrams
Business Category
  • Prize Promotions
Additional Information
  • This entity has listed several addresses in Arlington, VA on its web site over time, but the BBB has been unable to confirm an actual, physical location for the group.    According to information provided by the BBB of Southern Nevada, the ...
  • This entity has listed several addresses in Arlington, VA on its web site over time, but the BBB has been unable to confirm an actual, physical location for the group.    According to information provided by the BBB of Southern Nevada, the listed Las Vegas address is not a building location.

Alternate Business Names
  • Holiday Sweepstakes in Las Vegas
Number of Employees: 
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Mail Returned

Mail sent to the business on 11/14/2014 was returned by the U.S. Postal Service as Undeliverable as Addressed.

Alert

This is not a federal government agency.   BBB files associate it with a Holiday Sweepstakes promotion that collects money from consumers.

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Please seen  the complete BBB Business Review for additional information.

Overview

Do not confuse with genuine federal agencies with similar names.

Despite its official sounding name, this entity is not a government agency.  Consumers should be alert to the fact that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is a genuine federal government agency, has no relationship to this promotion.   Original information from consumers stated that they were being approached by phone calls announcing that they had won a monetary prize, but would have to pay 1% in advance to secure the payment. 

Consumers sometimes then receive subsequent calls from persons identifying themselves as being agents for the Consumer Protection Bureau, checking on the status of the sweepstakes prize.  It appears that the Sweepstakes offer which seems to identify itself as being in Las Vegas, NV and the entity calling itself the Consumer Protection Bureau are two parts of one operation.  The web site for Consumer Protection Bureau displays a list of names for "agents" and the consumer might match up the name of the caller with a name on the web site.  This is all intended to entice the consumer to send their money on by wire or green dot card, which essentially makes it impossible to stop the transaction. 

Recent calls promise no cost to "winner," but indicate a personal delivery of check.   The usual  practice in such promotions would ask for a processing fee or insurance fee later in the interaction.  Such payment to be wired to an individual, making it virtually untraceable.   As always, the Better Business Bureau advises the public to disregard such promotions. 

BBB Reason for Ratings

BBB rating is based on 13 factors: Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that affect the rating for Consumer Protection Bureau include:

  • Failure to respond to 2 complaint(s) filed against business
  • BBB concerns with the industry in which this business operates

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