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Better Business Bureau of Northeast PA

Access to business and consumer alerts, as well as other helpful consumer resources.

Centers for Disease Control Medical Related Hoaxes and Rumors
Check the validity of that rumor you've heard.

Consumer Guide
Online version of the magazine known for its Auto Guides and Best Buys

Consumer Line
Full text consumer publications, from the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Consumer and Business Education.

Consumer Reports.Org
Free access to safety alerts, product recalls, a manufacturer locator, and more, but you must pay to view the whole magazine

Consumer Search
Reviews by consumers and experts.

Consumer World
Over 1,700 of the most useful consumer resources on the Internet.


One-stop shopping for consumer information from six government agencies

Pennsylvania Do Not Call List:
Pennsylvania Law, alllows you to avoid unwanted telephone solicitation calls. Telemarketers in most instances are prohibited from calling anyone whose name is on a "Do Not Call" list administered by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. There is no fee for registering on the list. Once enrolled, your name and telephone number will remain listed for five years, or until the number is no longer valid, which is the shorter period. 

The law provides some exceptions, even if you are registered, for example companies that have a business relationship with you. To stop these calls, just ask to be placed on their Do Not Call List or removed from their call list.

Register for Pennsylania Do Not Call List or call 1-888-777-3406

National Do NOT Call List - Register here or call 1-888-382-1222

Your registration will not expire. Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008. Read more about it at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/04/dncfyi.shtm.

Consumer reviews of products and services.

Federal Trade Commission - Consumer Protection Division
Consumer information resources from the federal government, covering a wide range of topics including food, product safety, health, money, transportation, technology, children, and careers and education.

Federal Citizen Information Center
Order pamphlets from the federal government on a wide variety of consumer topics.

Free credit reports

This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

MedlinePlus Health Fraud
News of recent health frauds, and general information on recognizing fraud.

National Fraud Information Center
News and views; Internet Fraud Watch, telemarketing tips; report a fraud

News you can use

A quarterly newsletter from the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.


Resource that lists class action suits, product recalls, and missing children.

On Guard Online
Practical tips to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information

A nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.  


A “one-stop shop” for government recalls.

Product Review Net

Product reviews from hundreds of online sites and print sources.

Shopping Safely Online

This Better Business Bureau site offers online shopping tips, information about protecting your online privacy, and online fraud “red flags”.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Regulatory and financial information from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Includes company filings (Edgar), trade suspensions, and investor information. You can also protect your money on the “Check out brokers and advisers” page.