Consumer Protection Information

AARP

This membership organization offers consumer protection information, news, advocacy and discounts for people 50 and older. A $12.50 annual membership fee is charged per person or couple.

Website: www.aarp.org

Posted in Consumer Protection Information, Elderly and Aging, Telemarketing and Mail Solicitation

Center for Responsible Lending

Information about predatory lending of all kinds.

Website: www.responsiblelending.org

Posted in Consumer Protection Information

Choice Trust

This Consumer Reporting Agency provides reports including tenant reports, employment reports and C.L.U.E. reports on insurance claims you have made. Landlords, potential employers and insurance companies can use these reports. The same site also allows you to order reports to check on medical providers, nursing homes, and run a background check on a variety of service providers such as child care workers or contractors.

Website: www.choicetrust.com

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Consumer Protection Information, Credit Reports, Scores and Laws, Elderly and Aging, Housing Information, Insurance

Consumer Action

Consumer Action is a national non-profit education and advocacy organization engaged in financial literacy and consumer protection. Its site provides consumer alerts, resources and other valuable information.

Website: www.consumer-action.org

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Consumer Protection Information

Consumer Federation of America

Consumer advocacy and education from the Consumer Federation of America, a non-profit.

Phone: 202-387-6121
Website: www.consumerfed.org

Posted in Consumer Protection Information

Consumer Sentinel Network

See how law enforcement all over the world work together to fight fraud, using Consumer Sentinel, an innovative, international law enforcement fraud-fighting program.

Website: www.ftc.gov/sentinel

Posted in Consumer Protection Information, Fraud, Identity Theft

Directory of Regulatory Boards

Know about the qualifications of those you are dealing with! This web site lets you access, by state, the governmental bodies and private associations that regulate and certify people in various professions including accounting, nursing, medicine, insurance, social work, marriage counseling, funeral services, real estate and insurance, to name just a few. Click on resources, then click on Directory of Regulatory Boards and Colleges.

Website: www.clearhq.org

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Consumer Protection Information, Elderly and Aging, Fraud, Medical, Support groups

Federal Citizen Information Center

Federal Citizen Information Center offers information and publications on a variety of consumer topics.

Website: www.pueblo.gsa.gov

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Consumer Protection Information

Federal Trade Commission

For information on filing complaints and suing auto manufacturers

Phone: 877-382-4357
Website: www.consumer.ftc.gov

Posted in Automotive, Consumer Information - General, Consumer Information in Spanish, Consumer Protection Information, Credit Reports, Scores and Laws, Financial Education, Fraud, Identity Theft, Telemarketing and Mail Solicitation

Healthfinder.gov

Government site offering information and trusted resources on a wide range of physical and mental health topics including how to find medical care, fraud, insurance, support groups, patient privacy rights and much more.

Website: www.healthfinder.gov

Posted in Consumer Information - General, Consumer Protection Information, Elderly and Aging, Fraud, Medical, Support groups