Consumer Information

1010PhoneRates.com: compare rates of the various 1010 phone companies for both interstate and international calls; updated weekly

AutoSite: new car comparisons, review abstracts, dealer invoice prices, specifications, rebates & incentives; used car book values, best buys; repairs; recalls

The Bank Rate Monitor InfoBank: consumer bank rates for mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, checking & ATM fees, home equity loans, online banking fees

Best’s Rating Center: ratings from A. M. Best and basic information on nearly 6,000 life/health, property/casualty and international insurance companies; requires user personal information

Better Business Bureau: ratings of charities; member locator (U.S. & Canada); alerts

Carfax: get the history of a used vehicle; one report is free; also reports on recalls, lemons, and flood damaged vehicles

Charitywatch: from the American Institute of  Philanthropy; ratings of 400+ charitable organizations; advice on giving

Consumer Product Safety Commission: product recalls and warnings; report an unsafe product; U.S. regulatory agency

Consumer Reports Online: product recalls & manufacturer locator database; links to “Consumer help on the Web;” product evaluations available for a subscription fee

Consumer Review: consumer user reviews of sports equipment, electronics and autos

Consumer World: links to consumer resources, including government agencies, company directories, buying information, discount shopping

ConsumerSearch: search for product reviews written by the staff of this site; links to reviews on other sites

Edmunds Automobile Buyer’s Guides: price guides for new cars, new trucks, used cars; road tests

Kelley Blue Book: new and used car pricing

N.A.D.A Appraisal Guides – Trade Guides: get values for cars, recreational vehicles, motorcycles & boats

Privacy Protection Resources: from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, links to information on privacy and how to protect it

USA.gov Website: easy-to-search, free-access website designed to give you a centralized place to find information from U.S. local, state, and federal government agency websites. En Espanol

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