BBB always recommends that everyone research businesses and industries prior to making purchase decisions. Here are a few of our favorite resources for consumers to use for staying well-informed:
BBB Business Reviews — BBB’s online database provides a letter grade (A-F) rating to each business for the purpose of giving consumers a snapshot of the business’ reputation and recent performance.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection – The nation’s consumer protection agency, where consumers can read tips and alerts on nationwide fraud and trends.
Texas Attorney General’s Office – The Attorney General for the state of Texas protects consumers by filing civil lawsuits against businesses when necessary. The agency is committed to consumer education and therefore, this website therefore offers information about a broad range of consumer issues.
Texas Real Estate Commission – Real estate related scams are increasing in Texas. The agency provides consumers with alerts about such activities so that there will be fewer new victims.
Texas Workforce Commission – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. If you have a complaint against your employer, or about an employee-related issue, you will be advised to file that with TWC.
WalletPop – This site provides personal finance news and advice on consumer issues such as retirement planning, taxes, mortgages, investing and more.