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Subject: FW/1June97/Part 4 of 4

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Consumer Web Sites
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Consumer Web Sites

Help is available on the internet!  Many government agencies as
well as non-profit agenices have set up web sites so that
the consumer can get information.  The following is a selected
listing of various consumer oriented web sites that can
assist you.  The following is a selected list.  For a massive
list, go to
Consumer World.

American Council on Science & Health
The ACSH promotes responsible reporting of health issues.

Better Business Bureau
The venerable Better Business Bureau requires that member
businesses maintain a high standard of conduct and resolve
complaints. The BBB is a good place to start to find out about a
company or to file a complaint with if a business fails to
respond. Recently many BBB's were given the option to charge for
giving out information requested on companies.
While some do charge (either by 900 number or by credit card),
all do. You can also send a written request and there
is no charge for this.  Also the BBB has now set up an internet
version called BBB Online which member companies are
allowed to display on their web sites to show they adhere to the
standards of the Better Business Bureau.

Consumer World
This site will connect you to hundreds of consumer oriented web
sites.  Bookmark this page for future use.

Computer virus hoaxes are monitored here as well as reports of
genuine virus alerts.

Federal Trade Commission
http://www.***.com/ .
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is charged with ensuring
fairness in the marketplace and will go after companies that
practice deceptive advertising. The site lists the latest
actions taken
by them as well as many informative pamphlets about
consumer fraud.

Food & Drug Administration
The FDA is charged with ensuring the safe marketing of
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Internet Scambusters
Internet Scambusters is an excellent free e-zine about frauds on
the internet. You can sign up for it at this site. An excellent

National Check Fraud Center
The NCFC reports and monitors fraudulent check activity.

National Council Against Health Fraud
The NCAHF is an organization dedicated to exposing fraudulent
health schemes.

National Fraud Information Center
The NFIC is as joint effort of the National Consumers League and
the Association of State Attorney Generals and is
supported by a grant from MasterCard. The NFIC is a national
reporting center for fraud schemes. Reports filed with the
NFIC are forwarded to the appropriate state or federal agency
handling (and saves you the time to call them up
yourself). The NFIC also has daily reports on fraud schemes and
consumer warnings. You can also file a report online,
via e-mail, or phone it in to them.

Scamwatch is an excellent consumer resource about frauds on the

Securites and Exchange Commission
This U.S. agency is charged with regulating securities sold on
stock exchanges.

United States Postal Inspector
The United States Postal Inspector is charged with investigating
and enforcing postal regulations. This site contains
information about various mail fraud schemes including chain

International Consumer Web Sites:

Australian Consumer Affairs Bureau

Australian Consumers Association

Better Business Bureau: Costa Rica

Industry Canada Office of Consumer Affairs

Consumers Association of Canada

Consumers Association of Penang, Malaysia

European Commission Consumer Page
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