The Informed Consumer

The Consumer Affairs Branch publishes our quarterly newsletter, The Informed Consumer, to keep the consumer abreast of current consumer issues and concerns. The newsletter also includes articles of special interest to members and leaders of the common interest communities.

To receive future issues of The Informed Consumer delivered to your email inbox, email:, call 703-222-8435, or visit this Fairfax County government webpage to maintain your subscription.

Spring 2016

  • Door-to-Door Solicitors
  • Rental Listing Scams
  • Do Your Part from the Start!—Prevent and Protect Against Mosquitoes
  • Your Community, You’re Connected
  • Help Make Your Community Better

Archived Issues

Note: information was accurate at the time of publication. Some links may no longer work. The most timely information is available via our website

Winter 2016

  • National Consumer Protection Week
  • Your Community, You're Connected
  • Minimizing Meeting Mayhem
  • 2016 Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Leaders Conference
  • 2016 Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Associations Institute Annual Conference and Expo

Fall 2015

  • Avoid Charity Scams this Holiday Season
  • Shopping for Gift Cards
  • Online Shopping Tips for the Holiday Season
  • Your Community, You're Connected

Summer 2015

  • Fairfax County Consumer Protection Ordinance
  • FTC Scam Alert:  Is that Work-At-Home Job Going to Pay?
  • Fairfax County Noise Ordinance Amendment
  • Your Community, Your Call Launched a New Name and New Ways to Engage

Winter 2015 (PDF)

  • Tax ID Theft Tops FTC Complaints in 2014
  • National Consumer Protection Week 2015
  • Your Community, Your Call Launches a New Name and Look 

Fall 2014 (PDF)

  • Your Acess to Free Credit Reports
  • HOA & Civic Association News and Updates

Summer 2014 (PDF)

  • Cell Phone "Credit Muling"
  • HOA & Civic Association News and Updates

Winter 2014 (PDF)

  • NCPW 2014 March 2-8
  • HOA & Civic Association News and Updates

Fall 2013 (PDF)

  • FBI Alert: Reverse Mortgage Scams
  • Telemarketing Fraud Tips from
  • Energy Action Fairfax—Step Up to Savings FREE Association Presentation

Spring 2013 (PDF)

  • Know Before You Owe: Paying for College
  • Protect Yourself from Medical Identity Theft
  • 10 Ways to Avoid Fraud

Winter 2013 (PDF)

  • National Consumer Protection Week 2013
  • 5 Steps for New Association Board Members
  • 2013 WMCCAI Expo



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