A variety of web sites have been reviewed for their relevance, and links to these sites are provided below in the following categories:

Ripoffs and Scams | Consumer Law | Buying Tips

Ripoffs and Scams

Federal Trade Commission


Date reviewed:
  Summer 1999

Government Web Site
Advertising:--No

Provides information on the workings of the Federal Trade Commission and on consumer protection issues.
Consumer Gateway


Date reviewed:
  Summer 1999

Government Web Site
Advertising:--No

This site is a gateway for consumers to access consumer information from all federal agencies on an extensive list of topics--not just money.  There is a special section just for kids.

National Consumers League


Date reviewed:
  Summer 1999

Nonprofit Web Site
Advertising:--No

The National Consumers League is devoted to promoting the interests of consumers.  The web site covers consumer fraud issues as well as child labor issues.  Some educational brochures and news releases are available and some information is available in Spanish.
Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, Colorado


Date reviewed:
  Summer 1999

Government Web Site
Advertising:--No

This site contains a wide variety of topics of interest to consumers, such as cars, children, food, money, health, education, small business, etc.  A sub-site of this site--the Consumer Information Handbook--is of special note.  This online handbook contains consumer tips and advice, as well as a resource directory of contacts.
Free Legal Advice


Date reviewed:
  Summer 1999

Commercial Web Site
Advertising:--Yes

This site provides useful, easy-to-understand, comprehensive and balanced content on basic legal issues.  The advice is prepared by leading attorneys from over twenty law firms.  Of most interest may be the estate planning, family, real estate, and bankruptcy law links.  The site does not pretend to be a substitute for legal advice professionals.
National Fraud Information Center


Date reviewed:
  Summer 1999

Nonprofit Web Site
Advertising:--No

Originally established by the National Consumer League to fight the growing problem of telemarketing fraud, this site provides information to consumers about how to protect themselves, get advice and report fraud.


Consumer Law

Federal Trade Commission


Date reviewed:
  Summer 1999

Government Web Site
Advertising:--No

Provides information on the workings of the Federal Trade Commission and on consumer protection issues.
Consumer Gateway


Date reviewed:
  Summer 1999

Government Web Site
Advertising:--No

This site is a gateway for consumers to access consumer information from all federal agencies on an extensive list of topics--not just money.  There is a special section just for kids.

Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, Colorado


Date reviewed:
  Summer 1999

Government Web Site
Advertising:--No

This site contains a wide variety of topics of interest to consumers, such as cars, children, food, money, health, education, small business, etc.  A sub-site of this site--the Consumer Information Handbook--is of special note.  This online handbook contains consumer tips and advice, as well as a resource directory of contacts.
National Fraud Information Center


Date reviewed:
  Summer 1999

Nonprofit Web Site
Advertising:--No

Originally established by the National Consumer League to fight the growing problem of telemarketing fraud, this site provides information to consumers about how to protect themselves, get advice and report fraud.


Buying Tips

Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, Colorado


Date reviewed:
  Summer 1999

Government Web Site
Advertising:--No

This site contains a wide variety of topics of interest to consumers, such as cars, children, food, money, health, education, small business, etc.  A sub-site of this site--the Consumer Information Handbook--is of special note.  This online handbook contains consumer tips and advice, as well as a resource directory of contacts.

How were these sites reviewed?

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Jamie Thompson
Sandra McKinnon
Site evaluation:
Cynthia Crawford
Last updated: March 09, 2005
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