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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.



The Office of Consumer and Business Education of the Bureau of Consumer Protection operates this online service. Find published articles on various consumer issues (in English or Spanish), read about current consumer problems, report a consumer complaint, or check out educational campaigns.

The Dental Consumer Advisor


Useful and practical information on dental issues. You'll find dental terminology, information on insurance, and information on finding a dentist. Write about your own dental experiences or ask the advisor questions. Extensive list of links related to dentistry.

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. Also features a fun area where kids can play.

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."

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 website also offers a section on fraud targeting the elderly.

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