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  • Consumer Protection

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

    By:
    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

    By:
    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

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Creditor Lawsuits Handbook

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

    By:
    North Penn Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Deceptive Home Improvement Contractors Complaints

    Information for home owners with HUD insured loans on avoiding deceptive home improvement contractors. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Defending a Lawsuit

    Information on how to defend a lawsuit from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Do Not Call List

    Informational brochure on the Do Not Call law, which allows Pennsylvania residents to avoid unwanted telemarketing calls to their homes. Telemarketers are prohibited from calling anyone whose name is on the statewide Do Not Call list. [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Facebook Hack Tips

    The Pennsylvania Attorney General provides consumers with tips on how to protect themselves from identity theft or other harm related to hacks where there personal information may have been illegally accessed or disclosed. Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Federal Citizen Information Center

    Consumer information from the Federal Citizen Information Center at Publications.USA.gov, formerly Pueblo.GSA.gov (Pueblo, Colorado). Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. General Services Administration
  • FHA Reverse Mortgages (HECMs) for Seniors

    Information about the FHA's Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. The HECM is FHA's reverse mortgage program that enables you to withdraw a portion of your home's equity. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • File a Complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center

    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)
  • Financial Planners or Scammers

    Consumer Advisory from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General about solicitations from so-called experts offering financial and estate planning services. Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • 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. Complaints help the FTC investigate fraud and can lead to law enforcement action. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Going, Going, Gone–Shopping On-line Auctions

    The Pennsylvania Attorney General offers tips to help you know how to shop using online auction websites. Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Harassment

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on the offense of Harassment. Content Detail

    By:
    Erie County Bar Association