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Provides access to business and consumer alerts, business reports databases, charity reports and standards, and an online resource library. Also allows you to file a complaint online. Provided by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc., and the BBB system of over 150 Bureaus located throughout the United States and Canada.

Consumer Action, a nonprofit education and advocacy organization founded in 1971, has created this site to bring together material on a variety of consumer issues. The site features many topics, including financial education and voter registration, and provides content in a several languages including Armenian, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish.

Though most of this site is restricted to subscribers only, there is still valuable information here. There is a listing for current recalls and a method for locating manufacturers. Information on the current issue of Consumer Reports and sample articles are available.

Contains links to consumer information on a wide variety of topics including airline tickets, banking, taxes, mail-order catalogs, and the latest scams.

Find consumer information on new car, van and pickup prices and reviews, used car and truck prices and reviews, road test reports, and other related automobile information

One of the nationwide consumer reporting companies that offers consumers the ability to request a free credit report or report fraud.

Emily Post gives thousands of tips on correspondence, wedding planning, party giving and conduct in every public or private setting.

One of the three nationwide consumer reporting agencies that you can order a free credit report from.

This site features information and resources of use if you are looking to buy a home or relocate to another area. Resources include a Salary Calculator, the Insurance Professor, a Mortgage Qualification Calculator, and information on deciding where to live and on buying your first home. If you are comparing job offers in different states, this would be a good place to do some comparisons.

This site includes apartment listings for all 50 states, and some international locations. Select by state or country, city, number of bedrooms and price range. The site offers links to relocation services.

This site provides information on both new and used cars. There is a Retail and Trade-in Blue Book Value calculator for used cars. Pricing information for new cars is provided. Includes a listing of new car dealers and a list of car dealers with their own web sites.

The Consumer Protection Section of the Ohio Attorney General's office enforces numerous Ohio laws that protect consumers and businesses. You can file a consumer complaint online. The site includes several online publications and links to other sources of consumer information.

This organization represents residential utility customers in proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and in court. This state agency was created to deal with matters involving gas, electric, telephone and water utilities. One of the purposes of the OCC is to provide consumers with the most current and accurate information regarding utilities available.