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Hidden Fees!

You see a price and think it’s the best deal, but you end up paying much more. The culprit? Hidden fees.

Americans pay billions of dollars in hidden fees each year on everything from air travel to car buying, making it impossible to stay on budget or comparison shop. At Consumer Reports, we believe that consumers deserve fairness and transparency. And we all need honest pricing, so the true cost is clear upfront. Let's work together to end hidden fees. Start by sharing any hidden fee you've been hit with -- big or small.

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Learn How to Avoid Fees
Protect Yourself From Hidden Fees

As companies pile on sneaky fees that result in higher bills, CR gives you tactics to spot and avoid them

How to Avoid Cable TV's Sneaky Fees

It's not easy, but there are steps you can take to avoid at least some of them

How to Avoid Rising Bank Fees

You could be paying more than you realize

How to Avoid Airline Fees

You have to keep your eye on the total cost of the extras you're charged for, which can vary a lot by airline and route

Are you a fee fighter? What worked? What didn’t?
Have you fought back against a hidden, unfair or annoying fee? Whether you were successful or not, your experience can help others as we work together to end hidden fees.
“I contacted Spectrum by telephone and questioned the increase of monthly fee. After comparing the items of the current bill and those of the previous bill, Spectrum reduced my monthly fee.
-Norbert, Florida
“Every time I rent a car... there is a difference between the reserved price and the price charged ...anywhere from $8-15. Then it's a call to the billing dept. I have had the charge reversed perhaps half the time.
-David, Florida
“[extra fees] show up when the [car] buyer finally goes through "Finance" to pay for the car. Do your own survey on this … then see if the dealer will actually sell you the car for that price with only adding tax and license.
-Howard, California