Consumer Information

Better Business Bureau

BBB reports provide information on 2 million+ organizations.

Consumer Reports

Some information is available free. Paid subscribers have access to expanded features.


Find answers about what products are top-rated or best bets in their class. Searchable.

Consumer World

2000+ consumer resources.


New car prices, Used cars for sale, Auto prices, Car pictures and car reviews.

Check prices on new and used cars, place a classified ad to sell a car, and find calculators for vehicle loans and refinancing.

Provides pricing, car reviews, ratings, and advice.

Kelley Blue Book

Vehicle trade-in and retail prices based on zip code, plus quotes, reviews and ratings.

Collector car values based on auctions and private sales.

NADA Appraisal Guides

New and used vehicle pricing for cars, trucks, and SUV's; motorcycles; boats; classic cars; recreation vehicles; and manufactured homes.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Information on safety problems and issues, testing results, regulations and standards, and recalls.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau

Determine if a vehicle has been stolen, in salvage, or has flood damage that has been reported to an insurance company.

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System

Provides consumers information on a vehicle's title, most recent odometer reading, in some cases historical theft data, and salvage, crash, or flood information.

Consumer Action

Refers consumers to complaint-handling agencies through a free hotline, publishes education materials in many languages, advocates for consumers, and compares prices on credit cards, bank accounts, and long distance services.

Federal Trade Commission for the Consumer

Educates the public to help prevent consumer injury. Check here for advice on avoiding scams and rip-offs.

Federal Citizen Information Center

Answers questions about the Federal government and everyday consumer issues. Publications may be ordered for a small fee. Most can be downloaded for immediate viewing.

Office of Consumer Affairs at the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Central clearinghouse for the collection, evaluation, investigation, or referral of consumer complaints.

Office of the Attorney General of Virginia

Provides consumer and fraud alert information, family Internet safety tips, sex offenders registry, etc.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Product recalls, including toys, are posted on this site.

Six federal agencies joined together to create this one stop for U.S. Government recalls.

Provides a free credit report once every 12 months from each of three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

Provides fact sheets about privacy issues, including identity theft, children's online privacy, and medical records.

Identity Theft Resource Center

National nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on identity theft.