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Consumers Resources

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Consumer Reports Magazine Database
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Product reviews, recommendations and other consumer information in a searchable magazine database. 
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Websites


The Better Business Bureau
http://www.bbb.org/
Helps people find and recommend businesses, brands and charities.

Consumer.gov
http://www.consumer.gov/
Consumer protection basics… plain and simple, from the Federal Trade Commission.

Consumer Search
http://www.consumersearch.com/
At ConsumerSearch, we strive to make our content objective and precise; at no point are our editors influenced by advertising or other commercial considerations. Our goal is to report the truth about what experts and users are saying as well as important developments in each product category we cover.

Minnesota Attorney General
http://www.ag.state.mn.us/
Enforces state consumer protection and antitrust laws, regulates charitable institutions, and advocates for people and small businesses in utilities matters in Minnesota.

National Charities Information
http://www.give.org/
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance helps donors make informed giving decisions and promotes high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public.

National Do Not Call Registry
https://www.donotcall.gov/
The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.

Publications.USA.gov
http://publications.usa.gov/
A trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services.

State of Wisconsin Consumer Information
http://ww2.wisconsin.gov/state/consumer
From up-to-the-minute product recalls and safety alerts to consumer-fraud education, all the connections you need are here to keep your family, business and financial future safe. See how federal, state and local agencies can work for you.

Wisconsin Office of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
http://datcp.wi.gov/
At DATCP, we serve the people of Wisconsin to assure safe, wholesome food; consumer protection and fair business practices; healthy people, animals and plants; a clean environment; and strong agriculture and commerce.

Wisconsin Attorney General - Consumer Protection
http://www.doj.state.wi.us/dls/consumer-protection/consumer-protection
Enforces laws that protect consumers and businesses, including laws that prohibit deception, fraud, misrepresentation, or concealment of facts in the sale or advertisement of goods and services.

Wisconsin's No Call
http://datcp.wi.gov/Consumer/No_Call/index.aspx
Sign up to reduce unwanted telemarketing calls.  Wisconsin’s Bureau of Consumer Protection works to enforce the Do Not Call law, protecting Wisconsin residents from unwanted sales calls.

Wisconsin's Lemon Law
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/safety/consumer/rights/lemonlaw.htm
From the WI Department of Transportation.  Lemon Law information for new vehicles purchased in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Tenant Resource Center
http://www.tenantresourcecenter.org/
The Tenant Resource Center is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to promoting positive relations between rental housing consumers and providers throughout Wisconsin. By providing information and referrals, education about rental rights and responsibilities, and access to conflict resolution, we empower the community to obtain and maintain quality affordable housing.

The Wisconsin Way
http://datcp.wi.gov/Consumer/Wisconsin_Way/
The Guide for Landlords and Tenants answers commonly asked questions about landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities in simple language.The guide is intended to help landlords and tenants avoid common problems and resolve them when they do occur.It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide or a substitute for legal advice.