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The Complaints and Protection category has sites that are intended to help consumers identify and protect themselves from unethical or illegal practices in the marketplace, and to guide consumers in complaining and getting redress when they have been victimized.
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HomeOwners for Better Building - Dedicated to helping homeowners resolve their construction defects, and exposing the use, abuse, and unfair tactics of binding arbitration in new home contracts. Fight Back - Offers a public complaint board, special reports and advice. - Gateway to complaints agencies and codes of practice. Consumer Line - Consumer advice and complaints information for consumers, includes a directory of consumer organisation contacts. My Woes - A consumer complaint site. Post and read complaints from other consumers. TheSqueakyWheel - Helps dissatisfied consumers get refunds and apologies. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC ) - Official federal agency website, including recalls, reports, and alerts. Contractors From Hell - Information and resources on contracting for and hiring home remodeling contractors. eCrooks - Discusses how to deal with ecrooks or Internet con-artists, who do not deliver merchandise. - FairComment.con is an organisation dedicated to championing the consumer's rights for fair play for goods or services purchased from big businesses. NewBuyer Buying Guides - Buying portals of rated links in objective, easy to navigate buying guides to help buyers make confident buying decisions Massachusetts Housing Consumer Education Centers - One-stop Shopping for Housing Information and Referrals offered by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Housing Association's statewide network of housing agencies. Tenants, landlords, prospective buyers and homeowners can access information, referrals, brief counseling or workshops on a wide range of housing issues. Tattletale Consumer Hotline - A consumer information web site providing consumer tips, alerts, health and fitness notes, and private sector and public sector information. Additionally, consumers may post complaints and get answers to questions. Northeast Mediation and Arbitration - Promotes reconciliation and settlements of disputes from personal injury matters to civil rights and employment claims. Includes general rules, fees and policies, mediator's profile and partial list of clients. Located in Quincy, Massachusetts. ChoiceTrust - Consumers can access their personal credit report and insurance score. Also offers tools to find doctors, dentists or chiropractors, and research to verify professionals and businesses. Protecting Yourself from Consumer Fraud - Florida Citizen Safety Center. Short text articles on many potential fraud situations. Consumers' Association of Canada - An independent, non-profit volunteer organization, represents and informs consumers and advocates action on their behalf to improve the quality of life. Texans for Builder Reform - Working to bring about reforms to the unregulated Texas home building industry to provide consumer protection for new home buyers and licensing of all Texas home builders. The Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs - MCCA - Consists of all Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand Ministers responsible for fair trading, consumer protection laws and credit laws. Consumers International (CI) - Supports, links and represents consumer groups and agencies all over the world. It has a membership of over 250 organisations in over 100 countries. It strives to promote a fairer society through defending the rights of all consumers, especially the poor, marginalised and disadvantaged. The Troubleshooter Network - In conjunction with Tom Martino's syndicated radio show, the site provides business referrals, consumer news, and a discussion board. Consumer Watchdog - A nationally-recognized, California-based, non-profit consumer education and advocacy organization. Deals in insurance reform, healthcare reform, billing errors, and other issues. The Swedish Consumer Coalition - An organisation for consumers and other organisations, who has the goal to increase the influence of the consumers on the market and in the politics. Infomercial Watch - A critical view of the health infomercial marketplace. Ticket Scam Resource Center - Informs consumers about the different types of scams involving concert and sporting event tickets. Consumer Reports WebWatch - Consumers WebWatch, a project of Consumers Union, publishes research and journalism on credibility issues that matter to consumers, and recommends Web-wide guidelines to address widespread problems of credibility and trust. Social Security Number FAQ - Other Information on SSNs and Privacy Mouse Print - Exposes the strings and catches in advertising fine print. Insurance Consumer Advocate Network - Retired adjuster created site where consumers receive tips on buying insurance as well as help in settling auto insurance claims, home insurance claims and personal injury claims. AdviceGuide - Online self help from Citizens Advice. Provides information to help people solve their problems. Holiday TravelWatch - Consumer advice relating to holiday and travel complaints. Offers assistance to consumers who have suffered appalling holidays.
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