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Consumer Reports
Get help finding the right products for your needs with comparisons, reviews and articles.

Search for full-text articles from over 2200 magazines covering the arts, business, education, health, literature, politics and general interest from 1972 to the present.

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Credit and Financial

Obtain free credit report once every 12 months.

Debt Collection Practices: When Hardball Tactics Go Too Far
Tips for dealing with creditors from the Privacy Clearinghouse.

Credit Counseling
A variety of consumer credit counseling services available.

Bankrate Rates
Find rates for mortgages, loans, savings, credit cards, and more.

General Consumer Information

Better Business Bureau
Check out a business or charity, file a complaint, access complaints, and find Lemon Law information

This site collects product reviews from various sources and offers analysis and recommendation information.

Federal Consumer Information Center
Publications, reviews, recall information and more provided by the U.S. Government.
The latest recall information about consuerm products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine cosmetics and more.

Washington State Attouney General Consumer Information
The place to file a complaint about a Washington business or as a Washington consumer.

Product Reviews

Helps users find answers about what products are top-rated or best bets in their class.

Consumer Guide
Ratings and reviews to help you make purchasing decisions.

Energy Star US
Envirnomental Protection Agency ratings of energy-efficient products.
Unedited opinions for user members about a wide variety of products, includes links to other professional product reviews and buying guides

Web Buying

Consumer Reports Webwatch
Provides unbiased and practical research on web site scams, spyware and general internet business practices.

Buying Medicine and Medical Products Online
Protect yourself with these resources from the Food and Drug Administration. The agency offers tips for buying medicines, medical devices, and radiation-emitting products online safely and reporting suspicious web sites and products.

Internet Fraud Watch
Offers tips for identifying online fraud and scams, listings for frauds and scams and an online complaint form. More services are available for a fee.

Onguard Online Online Shopping
Practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you guard against internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect personal information.
The American Bar Association's guide to online shopping.

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