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Today's consumer faces a myriad of choices. Whether it's buying a used car, hiring a home improvement contractor, or simply shopping in a supermarket, the prospect of not getting what we pay for is a constant concern. Ensuring that our hard earned dollars are well spent requires we shop responsibly and know our rights as consumers.


The Department of Consumer Affairs is dedicated to the protection of Albany County consumers and businesses alike. Contained on these web pages are useful tips, a list of services and other information to assist you in making educated, informed decisions in the marketplace. Our overall mission is to remove or reduce the risks associated with being a consumer on a daily basis.


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