Welcome to Consumer Reports Advocacy

Consumer Reports is an independent nonprofit organization that works for a fair, safe and transparent marketplace.

Since we were founded as Consumers Union in 1936, we have advocated for the rights of all consumers. Now, we are united under the Consumer Reports name, bringing together our trusted testing, research, journalism, and advocacy.

We hope you will partner with us and our six million members for a better world.

Consumer Reports WebWatch’s ‘Look Before You Click’ Campaign An Examination of Online Auction Fraud in New York State

Internet crime continues to grow and has reached new heights, and online auction fraud plays a significant part. This report highlights areas of concern, examines the leading auction sites, details Consumer Reports WebWatch’s experiences in shopping for products via online auctions, and offers tips and advice for protecting consumers.