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Consumer Information

DATABASES

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Consumer Reports
Provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for cars, electronics, appliances, and more. The database also provides a health section and money guide.

WEB LINKS

Consumer Protection

Annual Credit Report - You are entitled to a free credit report once every 12 months. Get your report to be sure that your credit rating is based on accurate information.

Federal Trade Commission - Site offers a wealth of information on topics such as credit and other consumer issues, as well as advice on avoiding scams and rip-offs. You may also file a consumer complaint about a particular business or organization from the web site

First Gov for Consumers - Locate information by category -- such as Food, Health, Product Safety, Your Money, and Transportation. Each category has subcategories to direct you to areas within individual federal web sites containing related information.

Connecticut Department of Banking - The Consumer Credit Division provides information about your rights within the statutes governing debt collection. Renters and landlords can also examine issues concerning security deposits.

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection - The agency offers a number of programs for consumers, and provides consumer protection statues. Consumer complaint forms are available online. Sign up for Connecticut's Do Not Call list.

Better Business Bureau
Through business and consumer education, the BBB helps to resolve marketplace problems. On this site you can reports about businesses and charities, file a complaint, or locate your local Better Business Bureau.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Find the latest information on product safety news, including recalls, or report an unsafe product.