Consumer's Resource Handbook
Published by the Consumer Information Center, this site features valuable information that no consumer should be without. Also, included is the Consumer Assistance Directory with thousands of names, addresses, telephone numbers, web sites and e-mail addresses for national consumer organizations, trade associations, state and local consumer protection offices, and state and federal agencies.
The Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau provides instant access to business and consumer alerts as well as many other helpful resources. You can even file your complaint online. This web site is provided by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc., and the BBB system of over 150 Bureau's located throughout the United States and Canada.
Top 10 Scams
Billing consumers for optional services that they never ordered, was the number one scam reported by the National Fraud Information Center last year. Discover what other schemes made the list and learn how to avoid them.
Click here to read about the top 10 email/internet scams.
Consumer Tips for Safe Shopping
The Internet is an exciting tool that puts vast information at your fingertips. With a click of a mouse, it lets you buy an airline ticket, book a hotel, send flowers to a friend, or purchase your favorite stock. Keep in mind the following tips to help ensure that your online shopping experience is a safe one.
Kelley Blue Book
Kelley Blue Book...don't buy or sell a car without checking out this invaluable guide. Learn your car's trade-in and resale value, get free new car pricing reports with specs, photos, invoice and more.
Consumer Line is the online service of the Office of Consumer and Business Education of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. It offers the full text of approximately 150 consumer publications on a wide range of categories.
Fraud on the Internet
This site helps the consumer to protect themselves from chain letters, free gifts scams, telemarketing, lotteries and more. A good site to visit for protection.
Click here to learn more about a popular type of fraud: the work-at-home scam.
AARP Consumer Protection
Frauds, scams and common mistakes are something you can avoid if you have the right information. Protect yourself and your loved ones with important information about all the latest scams out there.