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Consumer Questions Websites

Credit Fraud
Government Information Ratings & Reports

Credit

Bankrate.com
www.bankrate.com

Bankrate provides rates, basic information and online calculators for topics like debit cards, auto loans, credit cards, home equity, personal loans, savings, and small businesses. 

National Foundation for Credit Counseling
www.nfcc.org

The NFCC provides information on credit counseling, housing counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and financial education.

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Fraud

Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
www.insurancefraud.org

The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud provides consumer information on legislation and news relating to insurance fraud.

U.S. Department of Justice - Criminal Division - Fraud Section
www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/index.html

The Department of Justice provides definitions and other facts on this site to educate consumers about Identity Theft, Internet Fraud, and Telemarketing Fraud among others.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
www.privacyrights.org

The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse provides practical tips on financial and internet privacy protection.

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Government Information

Consumer Action
www.consumeraction.gov
                                                                                                                                   Website of the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC), this is a trusted one-stop source for information about consumer problems and government services. The FCIC distributes and helps produce a variety of government publications, including the Consumer Action Handbook.   

Consumer Price Index - Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/cpi
The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.  You will also find useful calculators under the databases and tables section.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Federal Trade Commission - For the Consumer
www.ftc.gov/bcp/consumer.shtm

In this website, the Federal Trade Commission has provided publications to advise consumers on how to avoid scams on topics such as travel, telemarketing, investing, diet, credit, the internet, and employment services.

Missouri Attorney General's Office
ago.mo.gov

The Attorney General of Missouri’s website links to information about protecting seniors, fighting fraud, protecting the environment, protecting crime victims, and protecting Missourians.

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Ratings & Reports

Better Business Bureau
www.bbb.org

The BBB site allows you to look for complaint data on a specific business or charity. In addition, you may file a complaint regarding auto warranties, businesses, charities, or privacy issues.

Consumer World
www.consumerworld.org

Consumer World is a public service providing product reviews and information on buying a car, discount travel and many other consumer resources.

ConsumerReview.com
www.consumerreview.com

The Consumer Review site allows you to search for product reviews submitted by the public. The categories for the reviews include Electronics, Outdoor Sports, Computers, Autos, and Console Games.

ConsumerSearch
www.consumersearch.com

Consumer Search aims to report the truth about what the experts say about consumer products. The product categories include House and Home, Electronics, Health, Family, Finance, and Automotive. For each category Consumer Search ranks and describes all the top reviews and provides an analysis of the experts.

CostHelper
www.costhelper.com

CostHelper.com provides consumer advice and cost information for a variety of hard-to-price topics, like hiring a plumber to unclog a pipe, getting a tune-up for a car, or getting a root canal without dental insurance. Opinions come from reporters for CostHelper & from the general public.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
www.hwysafety.org

This site allows you to find out if your car has been tested for safety and how it scored. In addition to vehicle ratings, you will find publications on safe driving and current news releases on vehicle safety.

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