Thursday, July 06, 2006

General: Consumer Action Website

From eZine , July 2006 listed by FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) , a US Government Website listing. Books are available free, and the Website is also in Spanish.

Consumer Action Handbook provides advice and consumer tips on such topics as cars, shopping from home, avoiding consumer and investment fraud, home improvement and financing, and credit cards. Also included are thousands of names, addresses, phone numbers, and web site and e-mail addresses for national consumer organizations, better business bureaus, corporations, trade associations, state and local consumer protection offices, state agencies, military consumer offices, and Federal agencies. (General Services Administration)

Have a consumer question or problem? You’ve come to the right place for help. All of the information available in the Consumer Action Handbook is available right here online. Here are few pointers...
Check out the Consumer Topics to get helpful tips on specific consumer issues, like buying a car or home or preventing identity theft.
Use the Resource Directory to contact a specific company or your local consumer protection office or BBB.
If you’re a teacher, a member of the military or the media, or a person with disabilities, try our Specific Audiences tab.
Also very handy is a sample complaint letter.
If you still haven’t found what you need, try Want More Help for links to other useful websites.