Advocacy and Protection Organizations in the Best of the Web Directory

Advocacy and Protection Organizations

Better Business Bureau

Find company reports, file a complaint, and obtain a list of members.

The Better Contractors Bureau

Nonprofit consumer protection agency established to help home owners through information and protection. Handles contractor related complaints while seeking to eliminate unscrupulous contractors.

BEUC - The European Consumers Organisation

Coalition of independent national consumer groups from several European countries. Site presents news, policy issues, publications, and other consumer information and resources.

Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus

Overview of the organization with contacts, news, statement of goals and values, and information on membership and programs.

Citizens Advice Bureau

UK-based network of independent charities providing people with free information ranging from legal to money to consumer problems.

Consumer Action

Serves consumers nationwide by advancing consumer rights.

Consumer Federation of America

Offers consumer information and an archive of press releases.

ConsumersUnion.org

Non-profit publisher of the Consumer Reports magazine offering information about various consumer products.

HADD

Homeowners Against Deficient Dwellings - consumer protection organization for homeowners and home buyers.

International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN)

Coalition of consumer protection authorities from more than 40 countries devoted to protecting consumer interests, sharing consumer welfare relevant information on commercial activities, and promoting global cooperation among law enforcement agencies.

International Consumer Rights Protection Council (ICRPC)

Nongovernmental organization created to help and guide aggrieved consumers in filing complaints with the consumer court in India.

Jewellers Vigilance Canada

Independent nonprofit association aims to advance ethical practices within the Canadian jewelry industry. Handles complaints and works closely with Canada's Competition Bureau.

National Association of Attorneys General

Features a comprehensive list of current projects, news, and documents relating to legislation.

National Association of Consumer Advocates

Non-profit association of attorneys and consumer advocates committed to representing customers’ interests.

National Consumers League

Protects and promotes social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad.

Netcheck Commerce Bureau

Promotes ethical business practices worldwide and helps raise consumer and corporate confidence in availing products and services online.

SafeBuy Assurance Scheme

The consumer assurance company offers an accreditation program for online merchants, lending assurance to consumers that a web site is trustworthy and provides a high quality service. Its code of practice is defined, along with membership policies, testimonials, partners, and contacts.

Safety Equipment Institute (SEI)

Private, nonprofit organization created to administer nongovernmental certification programs on a broad range of safety and protective products.

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