U.S. Government Resources
U.S. Secret Service:
Federal Bureau of Investigations:
Consumer Product Safety Commission:
Federal Communications Commission:
Federal Trade Commission: Issues scam and fraud warnings; lists actions against specific firms.
Food and Drug Administration: Lists food preparation requirements and food recalls.
The Consumer Information Center's free consumer-help books are now online, along with links to many government agencies and industry programs.
Securities and Exchange Commission Complaint Center:
Housing and Urban Development: The best place to learn about buying a home.
Internal Revenue Service: Great help for small businesses with their taxes.
Consumer Info: A one-stop link to federal information resources covered in categories such as Food, Health, Money and Transportation
Small Business Administration: Helpful tips and tools for small business owners.
Other Important Resources
BBB's National site: Get company reports, file complaints and get great consumer tips at the BBB's national website.
Charities: This BBB site has information on hundreds of non-profit organizations that solicit nationally.
Three Major U.S. Credit Reporting Bureaus:
www.experian.com www.equifax.com www.transunion.com
National Consumer’s League:
National Fraud Information Center: Internet and telemarketing fraud information.
United States Postal Service:
Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus: