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Consumer Issues

Consumer World


Find 2,000 Internet consumer resources from reporting fraud to looking for the best airfare. Search the database for your specific consumer issue. Read the latest consumer news.

Federal Citizen Information Center


Access 200 federal publications regarding consumer issues. A catalog offers information on a wide range of areas, such as cars, healthcare, food, travel, and children. You can also order the entire catalog of publications. Because this site features an easy way to obtain some of the most useful government publications for the average citizen, we've chosen to award it the best of the best award for this category.

Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights


Company dedicated to protecting the rights of the consumer, taxpayer, and medical patient. Find out the latest in consumer news and events, or search for your area of interest. You can even donate funds or volunteer to help out the cause. Don't miss The Whistleblower, "The newsletter that addresses the corporate and governmental crises of today and blows the whistle on the brewing fiascos of tomorrow."

Internet ScamBusters


Free online newsletter dedicated to exposing Internet fraud and protecting consumers from misinformation and hype. Subscribe to the newsletter, share your own Internet scam experience, or enter the Internet ScamBusting Contest.

The National Fraud Information Center


Originally formed in 1992 to battle telemarketing fraud, the NFIC now has a toll-free hotline for reporting telemarketing fraud, asking for advice about telemarketing calls, and investigating Internet fraud. The Web site also offers a section on fraud targeting the elderly.

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