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in Pennsylvania.

  • Home Improvement Finance Act

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on when the Home Improvement Finance Act applies to contracts and your rights under the Act. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Protect Yourself From Con Artists

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services regarding how to protect yourself from con artists and things to be aware of to avoid being victimized by them. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Sales Transactions in Your Home

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on your rights relating to sales made in your home. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Billing Errors

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on your rights under the Fair Credit Billing Act. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Consumer Protection Programs in PA (Video)

    Three-part excerpt from Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" cable access television show broadcast on Erie Cablevision (Channel 2) in Erie, PA. NWLS interviews PA Attorney General Tom Corbett concerning consumer protection programs offered by the PA Attorney General's office, especially those that help vulnerable and/or low-income Pennsylvanians. (4-16-08) Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Creditor Lawsuits Handbook PDF

    This Handbook from North Penn Legal Services is for people dealing with creditor lawsuits, including information on such suits and common defenses. Content Detail

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    North Penn Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Mail Order and Telephone Order Sales

    Information on your rights in mail order and telephone order sales from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Pennsylvania Consumer Safety Issues (Audio-MP3) audio

    Episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 7/26/07. Consumer legal issues in Pennsylvania such as cyber safety, identity theft, and the do-not-call list are discussed with Attorney General Tom Corbett. (27:32) Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Scams Targeting Seniors Senior Citizens in Pennsylvania (Video)

    Three-part excerpt from Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" cable access television show broadcast on Erie Cablevision (Channel 2) in Erie, PA. June 28, 2007 Host: Robert Oakley, Esq., NWLS Director Guests: Linda J. Williams, Esq., Chief Deputy Attorney General of PA and John Tokarczyk, Senior Supervisory Agent, PA Bureau of Consumer Protection Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Consumer Fotonovelas

    As part of it's ongoing effort to raise awareness about scams targeting the Latino community, the FTC has developed a series of “fotonovelas” in Spanish. The stories are based on complaints to the FTC from Spanish speakers throughout the nation and offer practical tips to help detect and stop common scams. Read More

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    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • File a Complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center

    The IC3 is co-sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Complaints filed via this website are processed and may be referred to federal, state, local or international law enforcement or regulatory agencies for possible investigation. Content Detail

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    Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
  • FTC Consumer Complaint Form

    Form used to submit a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection about a particular company or organization. While the FTC does not resolve individual consumer problems, your complaint helps them to investigate fraud, and can lead to law enforcement action. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Auto Accident Victim's Medical Bills

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association about provisions in Pennsylvania law that may entitle you to have your medical bills paid when you are injured in an auto accident. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Bureau of Consumer Protection

    Information and services for consumers from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General provided by its Bureau of Consumer Protection. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Bureau of Consumer Protection

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association concerning PA Bureau of Consumer Protection. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association