The Division of Banking and Financial Institutions regulates State Chartered Banks, State Credit Unions and other Financial Institutions in the state of Montana. This website has information about fraud, but also information on mortgages, loans as well as frequently asked questions they get.
The State Auditor in Montana is the Securities Commissioner and the Insurance Commissioner. This web site has much information about Securities and Insurance. It is also a site to go to if you are having problems with a broker or brokerage account or an insurance product.
The Montana Citizens’ Advocate is directly charged by the Governor with assisting Montanans in their interactions with state executive branch agencies. Folks often need a little help navigating the rules, requirements, statutes or roles of state government. The Citizens’ Advocate, true to its name, advocates on behalf of Montanans and offers direction and assistance within state government.
The Federal Trade Commission has an extremely up to date web site that relates to Identity Theft. They also have a program called Consumer Sentinal that law enforcement agencies can subscribe to to get more specific information on Identity Theft in Montana.
AARP is a national organization that deals with issues that relate to people 50 and over. The Fraud Watch Network is a subscription based (free) program that on a regular basis emails people information about new and updated scams that are making the rounds in the United States today.
This is a product of Big Sky Senior Services in Billings, MT. It was the first such chapter in the nation and has great information on Elder Abuse and especially Financial Exploitation in Billings and greater Montana.
The Following four web sites are informational and deal with questions people might have regarding treatment of various addictions. They also have a means by which people can enter their zip code and find organizations near their home that provides treatment options for the various addictions.
This is a sister site to Addiction Center. This site is focused on educating people on substance abuse treatment. The scariest thing is the unknown when it comes to the rehab process. We are focused on educating people on the whole treatment process: from selection, to what you can expect during treatment, to entering back into a healthy and more fulfilling life after the program ends