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Consumer Resources

Consumers Directory of Certified Efficiency Ratings

The Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is a national trade association whose members manufacture over 90 percent of all the residential, commercial and industrial gas appliances made in the United States. GAMA also represents manufacturers of certain products which use oil or electricity as their energy source.

Consumer Information Center

Free full-text versions of many federal consumer publications.

Consumer Protection

Provides online consumer protection on topics such as the No Call List, SPAM, debt collection, healthcare, disaster relief, etc. Provided by Texas Attorney General.

Consumer Search

Provides reviews on computers, household items, autos, personal fitness, lawn and garden and others. Provided by ConsumerSearch Inc.

Consumer World

Links to 1100 consumer resources.

Money Magazine's Ten Best Places to Live in America

Ranks quality of life for 300 U.S. cities; population, education, cost of homes, etc.

National Do Not Call Registry

Official National Do Not Call Registry by the Federal Trade Commission.

Official Site for Medicare Information

Site contains information on the latest Medicare options.


Quackwatch, Inc., which was a member of Consumer Federation of America for 30 years, is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. Site provided by Quackwatch,inc.

Texas State Securities

The mission of this agency is to protect Texas investors. This page provides agency information, enforcement issues, and regulations as well as investor information. Provided by Texas State Securities Board.

Consumer Car Buying Guides

Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guide

Get new and used car prices, reviews and advice on buying, leasing and financing.


National Automobile Dealer Association Guides website.

Kelley Blue Book Official Guide

Gives new and used car pricing information.

Product Reviews

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Press releases and recall information.

Consumer Reports

This site reviews various products on a monthly basis. Get access to limited information, subscription necessary. Site provided by

Government site providing recalls on various products such as autos, boats, meds, and food. Site provided by CPSC.


This site reviews the latest hardware, accessories, from Dell to Sony. Site provided by CNetworks.

Consumer Agencies

Agency for Health Care Policy & Research

Provides publications and information on a variety of healthcare issues, including consumer information about healthcare plans.

Better Business Bureau

Official web site of the Better Business Bureau.


This site is a nonprofit agency and also publisher of Consumer Reports, dedicated to providing information on various products for consumers. Site provided by CNetworks.

Food and Drug Administration

The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Fraud Information Center

Sponsored by National Consumer's League; includes news updates and offers the option of reporting complaints online.

National Charities Information Bureau

Information about 300 national charities; tips for giving to charities.

Texas Residential Construction Commission

Provide Texas homeowners and the residential construction industry an opportunity to resolve differences through a neutral dispute resolution process and ongoing education.

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