Consumer Information

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The following Web Resources are not a part of the Library eResources, but are freely available on the Internet. The resources listed were selected by Thousand Oaks librarians because they provide valuable information and are useful for researching the subjects.

 Better Business Bureau

Provides consumer and business guidance and information on dispute resolution.

California Department of Consumer Affairs
Provides information on consumer rights and responsibilities

Consumer Guides and Protection on
Official information, guides, and services from a variety of federal government departments and agencies.

Consumer Information
Federal Trade Commission on Money & Credit, Home & Mortgages, Jobs & Making Money, and Privacy & Identity.  Spanish option.

Consumer Reports
Provides buying advice, product brands, types, and features. Need to subscribe for ratings and comparisons.

Consumer Search
Provides product reviews and information.

Consumer Services Guide
Searchable directory of national, state, and local resources compiled by Consumer Action to help with consumer problems and questions.
Federal government website offering links to information and tools for managing and using money wisely, using credit and loans carefully, and protecting against scams and identity theft.

Free Annual Credit Reports
Federal Trade Commission site that provides information and a link on how to order your annual free credit reports.

Federal Trade Commission 
Consumer information in English and Spanish, consumer action - file a complaint, scams alerts

Phone Scams
Consumer education to help people protect themselves from phone fraud, provided by the Federal Trade Commission.
Federal government inter-agency web site providing safety information covering consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, medicine, cosmetics and environmental products.



Classic Car Database
Specifications, parts & services, museums & clubs for American automobiles (antique, classic, vintage and muscle cars) manufactured between 1910 and 1975.

Consumer Guide - Automotive
Includes product reviews and information.

Kelley Blue Book
Car pricing for used and new automobiles, ratings, and specifications...
Car pricing for used and new automobiles, ratings, and specifications...

NADA Guides
New and used car pricing and car buying information and resources and more...