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Who to Contact During the Shutdown

Who to Contact During the Shutdown - The Beacon


By: Jason

Who to Contact During the Shutdown

Your BBB would like to remind you that the Better Business Bureau is open for business during the federal government shutdown. Please see the following statement from the Council of Better Business Bureaus:

“In light of the temporary shutdown of the Federal government, we would like to remind you that all 113 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada will still be open. Better Business Bureau is a private, non-profit entity that receives no government funding. For over 100 years, BBB has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. Our more than 4.5 million Business Reviews and 11,000 Charity Reports are available for free at, as are all of our services.”

While federal agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission are currently closed, consumers in need of assistance can still contact the BBB to check on businesses and charities, read consumer tips and file complaints if needed. Many state agencies and offices including the Indiana Attorney General’s office are also open if you are in need of their assistance.

For more information you can trust, visit your BBB at

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Jason was the Manager of Dispute Resolution Services with the BBB and primary handled consumer complaints. He also assisted consumers with business inquiries. He was a regular contributor to the blog.