Useful Links - Consumer Information

General Consumer Information

 

  • Consumer Action Handbook
    Visit this site to get helpful tips on specific consumer issues, like buying a car or home or preventing identity theft. Also, find out how to file a complaint or to contact a specific company.
  • FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
    The FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection works for the consumer to prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and empowers consumers with free information to help them exercise their rights and spot and avoid fraud and deception.
  • GetHuman.com
    When you're tired of wasting time due to phone systems that require you to press 10 or more options in order to reach a real person and spending many minutes or even hours on hold, consult the Get2Human database of secret phone numbers and codes that immediately get an actual, live person on the line for customer service at nearly 1000 major companies.
  • National Consumers League
    NCL provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer's perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information.
  • NY State Consumer Protection Board
    The Consumer Protection Board is the State's top consumer watchdog and its core mission is to protect New Yorkers by publicizing unscrupulous and questionable business practices and product recalls, conducting investigations and hearings, enforcing the "Do Not Call Law" among other necessary services.
  • Office of the Attorney General
    This website provides links to help you check consumer complaints against home improvement contractors in your region, rights regarding student loans, as well as a Resource Center, which contains links to job opportunities, consumer frauds, identity theft, Lemon Law protections, tenants' rights, and victims' rights.
  • Suffolk County Consumer Affairs
    On this web site, consumers can verify whether a contractor is properly licensed, get up-to-date information on gasoline and heating oil prices, read consumer tips and even see a list of the County's "Worst Unlicensed Contractors to avoid."