Consumer Action Handbook The Consumer Information Catalog
The Consumer Action Handbook brings together consumer information from across government.
It includes practical questions to ask and factors to consider when you buy products and services.
The Handbook features topics that affect everyone, such as credit reports and identity theft. It
also addresses specific issues, like managing someone else’s finances and gas pump
skimming. You’ll also find tips for detecting and reporting scams, throughout the book. Use our
consumer assistance directory and sample complaint letter to file a consumer complaint.
The Consumer Information Catalog - (No longer available) listed government publications (many which are free), with lots of tips potentially helpful to you in your daily life. The publications cover topics such as money, health, employment, housing, federal programs, education and travel. (e.g. Ready to Buy a Home?, Shopping for a Mortgage?, Choosing Your Student Loan, Health Scams, etc.) This publication comes out every 4 times a year: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter.