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  • 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
  • Avoid Foreclosure Rescue Scams (Video)

    If you're facing foreclosure, it can be easy to listen to scammers trying to take advantage of this vulnerable time in your life. But don't be fooled — or robbed — by companies falsely promising to save your home. This video from the Federal Trade Commission presents some true stories of struggling homeowners who were deceived by foreclosure rescue scams. Read More

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • 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.
  • Brochures for Older Consumers

    Listing of information brochures on a number of topics for seniors from the National Consumer Law Center. Content Detail

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    National Consumer Law Center
  • 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
  • Checklist for opening a bank or credit union account

    Information you need to know when opening a checking or savings account bank or credit union. Content Detail

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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    Spanish / Español
  • Choosing a Career or Vocational School

    Information from the Federal Trade Commission for consumers when considering vocational schools and career options. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Consumer Action Handbook

    The General Services Administration (GSA) updates and publishes this valuable resource every year. In this handbook, the GSA's Office of Citizen Services brings you the latest information on your consumer rights and responsibilities. Content Detail

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    U.S. General Services Adminiatration
  • 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
  • Consumer.gov

    Comprehensive resouce for consumer information from the federal government Content Detail

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    First Gov for Consumers
  • Consumer Information from the Federal Trade Commission

    This section of the FTC website offers practical information on a variety of consumer topics. The information here can help you avoid rip-offs and exercise your consumer rights. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Consumer Protection

    Information for consumers from the SeniorLAW Center. [PDF] Content Detail

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    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)
  • 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
  • Consumer Protection Relating to Automobiles

    Various brochures from the Federal Trade Commission containing information consumers should be aware of relating to automobiles. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission