Better Business Bureau
Reports on companies; information on business scams; a directory of local BBBs; file a complaint online.
Bureau of Consumer Protection
Information from the Federal Trade Commission; click on ‘consumer information’ for topics such as food, product safety, health, money, shopping, transportation, & more.
Ratings of over 5,000 U.S. charities. Browse by category or search for a specific charity.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Product recall & safety information; includes online forms for reporting unsafe products.
Dallas Better Business Bureau
Reports on businesses in Dallas & surrounding cities.
Contact information for consumer protection in various countries; includes an online complaint form. From the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Federal Citizen Information Center
Order free & low cost consumer information publications; find information on recalls & scams, as well as a list of federal agencies where a complaint can be documented.
Federal Communications Commission for Consumers
Consumer information on telephone, cellular telephone, broadcasting, and Internet; FCC rules & regulations, as well as online forms for filing complaints.
Federal Reserve Board: Consumer Information
Consumer information on banking, personal finance, mortgages, credit, identity theft, & more.
Internet Crime Complaint Center
Information on Internet crime, as well as Internet crime prevention tips & an online cyber crime complaint form.
National Do Not Call Registry
Register a phone number to reduce calls from telemarketers; includes an online complaint form to report violators.
National Fraud Information Center
Information from the National Consumers League on current scams such as those targeting the elderly, counterfeit drug scams, tips on how to avoid becoming a victim, and an online Incident Report
A “’one stop shop’ for U.S. government recalls.”
Wise Giving Alliance
Better Business Bureau reports on charities.
Annual Credit Report
Request your one free credit report per year from each of the three large credit bureaus.
Bank Rate Monitor
Rates for savings, checking accounts, mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, & more.
Choose to Save
Personal finance calculators, retirement planning, savings tips, & more.
Learn about loans for farming, business, education, housing, disaster relief, & veterans; offered by various federal agencies.
Personal finance information from the U.S. Financial Literacy & Education Commission.
National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Information on credit & debt management.
Reviews & ratings of vehicles, electronics, appliances, computers, & other household items.
Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings
Lists of the most energy efficient central & room air conditioners, furnaces, water heaters, dishwashers, clothes washers, refrigerators, freezers, & more. From the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Product reviews for fitness equipment, electronics, appliances, lawn & garden equipment, & more.
Earth911.com is your one-stop shop for all you need to know about reducing your impact, reusing what you’ve got and recycling your trash. Use their Find Recycling Centers search engine for listings of local drop-off locations and the items they accept.
Lists Energy Star qualified products. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency & the U.S. Department of Energy.
A consumer action guide to toxic chemicals in toys.
Household Products Database
Health & safety information on common household cleaners, chemicals, and other products from the National Institutes of Health.
A nationwide directory of farmers’ markets, small family farms, and organic food sources. Find food-related events by zip code or state. Great for knowing where to buy locally grown produce.