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alaTest

Provides reviews that inform consumers about the quality of a variety of products.

Charity Bags

Provides information on misleading or scam charity bag collections.

Communications Consumer Panel

Provides advice to Ofcom to ensure that the interests of consumers, including small businesses, are central to regulatory decisions. Includes research position papers and analysis of the main issues in consumer communications.

The Consumer Forums

Offering active forums for discussion of all consumer issues.

Energy Hawk

Provides advice on how to save money through energy conservation with tips for buying household appliances.

Expert Reviews

Technology buying guide for consumers with product reviews and price comparisons.

Home Cinema Choice

Provides in-depth reviews of DVD players, LCD screens and other entertainment hardware.

Legal Beagles

Forum offering support, discussion and advice on consumer issues.

Mailing Preference Service (MPS)

The direct marketing industry offers consumers the facility to opt out of receiving direct mail (including specific baby-related mail), unwanted telephone sales calls, and unsolicited faxes.

The Nuisance Calls Forum

Forum offering information on tracking and dealing with nuisance phone calls, cold callers and the like.

Opt Out UK

Runs a variety of opt out/privacy schemes, including one for blocking nuisance phone calls. Explains how the system works and provides sign up forms.

ServiceMagic

Offers quotes and matches customers with local tradesmen and for ideal home services in the UK. http://www.facebook.com/servicemagicuk servicemagicuk

StayPrivate.org

Provides a way of opting out of receiving unwanted mail and sales calls by registering with various marketing opt-out lists.

What Consumer: Consumer Forum

Provides discussion forums for consumer complaints and advice, as well as debate on the best ways to save money.

Which? Consumer Rights

Presents a guide to consumer rights, offering simple advice on everyday problems.

The Wow Awards

National awards for customer service based purely on customer nominations. Includes a live feed of latest nominations, news of winners, information on how to nominate and information for companies on the benefits of being involved.

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