Official Agencies and Helpful Services

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU • https://www.bbb.org/en/us/bbb-directory

Better Business Bureau • 1411 K St. NW • 10th Floor • Washington, DC 20005-3404

Call • 1-202-393-8000

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CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION • https://www.cdc.gov/

Questions • 1-800-232-4636 TTY • 1-888-232-6348

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U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • https://www.uschamber.com/

U.S. Chamber of Commerce • 1615 H Street, NW • Washington, DC 20062-2000

Main Number • 1-202-659-6000 Customer Service • 1-800-638-6582

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CONSUMER REPORTS • https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm

Consumer Reports • 600 Pennsylvania Ave NW • Washington, DC 20580

Monday to Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm ET • Saturday 9:30am - 6:00pm ET

Phone • 1-202-326-2222 • 1-800-333-0663

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CONSUMER ALERTS • https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts

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CREDIT REPORT (FREE) https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0155-free-credit-reports?utm_source=takeaction

DO NOT CONTACT the three nationwide credit reporting companies individually for your free credit report. 

 *TransUnion,  *Equifax and  *experian are providing free annual credit reports to you only through Annual Credit Report. The three servicing agencies are independent of each other and are competitors. Every U.S. citizen is allotted one free credit report annually and should always go through Annual Credit Report for free copies.

Annual Credit Report Request Service • P.O. Box 105281 • Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

ORDER • https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action 

CALL • 1-877- 322-8228

Annual Credit Report Request Form •https://www.annualcreditreport.com/requestReport/requestForm.action

DIY CREDIT REPAIR • https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0058-credit-repair-how-help-yourself

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES • https://www.hhs.gov/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services • 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. • Washington, D.C. 20201

Toll Free • 1-877-696-6775

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS • https://www.va.gov/

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs • 810 Vermont Avenue • NW Washington DC 20420

Benefits • 1-800-827-1000        Health Care • 1-877-222-8387        Veterans Crisis Line • 1-800-273-8255 Press 1

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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION • https://www.faa.gov/

Federal Aviation Administration • 800 Independence Avenue, SW • Washington, DC 20591

Toll Free • 1-866 835-5322

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION • https://www.fcc.gov/

Address • 445 12th St SW • Washington, DC 20554

Phone • 1-888-225-5322

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FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) • https://www.fema.gov/

Federal Emergency Management Agency • 500 C Street S.W. • Washington, D.C. 20472

General Operator • 1-202-646-2500   Toll Free • 1-800-621-3362   TTY • 1-800-462-7585

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FEDERAL HOUSING AUTHORITY (HUD) • https://www.hud.gov/federal_housing_administration

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT • 451 7th Street S.W. • Washington, DC 20410

Telephone • 1-202-708-1112     TTY • 1-202-708-1455

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION • https://www.ftc.gov/

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FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT • https://www.faa.gov/foia/

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FREE CREDIT REPORT • https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0155-free-credit-reports?utm_source=takeaction

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FREE LEGAL ACCESS IN YOUR AREA • https://www.avvo.com/

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FREE MEALS FOR KIDS • https://www.kidsmealdeals.com/

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FREE SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS • https://www.freewarefiles.com/

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IDENTITY THEFT REPORT CENTER • https://www.identitytheft.gov/?utm_source=takeaction

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NOA A  https://www.noaa.gov/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1401 Constitution Avenue NW  Room 5128  Washington, DC 20230 

Weather Map  by Zip Code   https://www.weather.gov/    Dial a forecast   https://www.weather.gov/dial-a-forecast/

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NATIONAL DO NOT CALL LIST • 1- 888-382-1222

Blocks your number from data collection for five (5) years.

YOU MUST CALL FROM the cell phone or home phone number you want to have blocked.

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NATIONAL TRAFFIC AGENCY • https://nationaltrafficagency.org

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY • https://naturalhistory.si.edu/

Natural History Museum • 10th St & Constitution Ave NW • Washington, DC 20560

Phone • 1-202- 633-1000

Free Admission • Open 364 days a year

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OSHA OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY and HEALTH ADMINISTRATION • https://www.osha.gov

Occupational Safety & Health Administration • 200 Constitution Avenue, NW • Room Number N3626 • Washington, D.C. 20210

General Information • 1-800-321-6742

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PASSPORT OFFICE • https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html/passport_1738.html

Passport Information • 1-877-487-2778

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U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION • https://www.sba.gov/

U.S. Small Business Administration • 409 3rd St, SW • Washington DC 20416

SBA Answer Desk • 800-827-5722 Disaster Loans• 1-800-659-2955 TTY • 1-800-877-8339

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U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION • https://www.ssa.gov/

Social Security Administration
Office of Public Inquiries • 1100 West High Rise • 6401 Security Blvd. • Baltimore, MD 21235

1-800-772-1213 TTY • 1-800-325-0778 TTY • 1-800-325-0778

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UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE (USPTO) • https://www.uspto.gov/

Toll-Free • 1-800-786-9199 Local • 1-571-272-1000 TTY • 1-800-877-8339

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UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE • https://www.usps.com/

Monday – Friday • 8 AM - 8:30 PM ET Saturday • 8 AM - 6 PM ET

Call • 1-800-275-8777 TDD/TTY Relay • 1-800-877-8339 Ask for 1-800-275-8777

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U.S. TRAVELERS

Hotline for American Travelers • 1-202-647-5225

U.S. CITIZENS • For help regarding an emergency with you or a loved one living or traveling abroad call Office of Overseas Citizens Services.

From Overseas: 1-202-501-4444 • From the Unites States • 1-888-407-4747

(Evening and Weekends) • 1-202-647-4000 ask for the duty officer 

Or visit • https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies.html

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VISA OFFICE • https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html

Information • 1-202-663-1225

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