Subject Guide to Consumer Resources

Better Business Bureaus

Wisconsin BBB
http://wisconsin.bbb.org/

United States BBB
http://www.bbb.org/us/

General

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Federal Agency dealing with consumer product recalls, reports, and alerts
http://www.cpsc.gov/

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Monitors fair and safe business practices
http://datcp.wi.gov/

Free Annual Credit Reports
https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp

Consumer Action Handbook
Offers “helpful tips about preventing identity theft, understanding credit, filing a consumer complaint, and much more.”
https://www.usa.gov/handbook

National Do Not Call Registry
https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx

Wisconsin Do Not Call
https://nocall.wisconsin.gov/web/home.asp

Wisconsin Office of Privacy Protection
http://www.privacy.wi.gov/

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Identity Theft Information
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft//

Credit Card Insider
https://www.creditcardinsider.com/

Consumer Reviews

Angie's List
Reviews of services from Doctors to Contractors.
http://www.angieslist.com

ConsumerSearch
Reviews in over 100 product subject areas
http://www.consumersearch.com/

Epinions
Offers in-depth product evaluations and personalized recommendations
http://www.epinions.com

CNET
Reviews, news, and prices on tech products.
http://www.cnet.com

Reviews.com
Data-driven reviews on popular products and services.
http://www.reviews.com

 

Automobiles

Cars.com
http://www.cars.com/go/index.jsp

Edmunds
http://www.edmunds.com/

Kelley Blue Book
http://www.kbb.com/

Consumer Guide
http://consumerguide.com/

NADA guides
http://www.nada.com/

Carfax
http://www.carfax.com/

Auto Trader
http://www.autotrader.com/

Green Resources

The National Geographic Green Guide
Shows consumers how to make small, gradual environmental changes that can benefit their finances, health, and planet
http://www.thegreenguide.com

Travel Green Wisconsin
A voluntary program supported by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative that recognizes businesses and organizations committed to reducing their environmental impact
http://www.travelgreenwisconsin.com

Sustain Dane
Non-profit organization based in Madison, committed to creating a community that deeply enjoys, cares for and is sustained by its unique environment.”
http://www.sustaindane.org/