Better Business Bureau
Offers an alerts section about fraudulent business scams and a national database of business reports that include complaints on companies and a list of BBS.
Common Fraud Schemes
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
This consumer publication describes common fraud schemes such as telemarketing fraud, Nigerian letter or "419" fraud, impersonation and identity fraud, advance fee schemes, health insurance fraud, and investment-related scams such as Ponzi and pyramid schemes.
Consumer Protection Agency
Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission
Designed to protect consumers from unfair practices. To this end, it provides many helpful guides, tips, alerts, and warnings on a variety of issues, ranging from advertising to tobacco.
Consumer Reports Online
The free content on this subscription-based site includes safety alerts, product recalls, a manufacturer locator, and feature articles.
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FindLaw: Learn About the Law
A legal resource for up to date online legal information about popular legal topics such as will preparation, divorce and child custody as well as specific legal issues like legal credit repair.
Here to Help
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
From meeting basic needs for food and shelter to upgrading professional skills to find a new job in a high-demand industry, this site offers information on a variety of programs to help people get through the tough times.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Official website of the IRS - get forms, publications and assistance for your tax needs.
Legal Information Institute
Cornell Law School
Access to a variety of Web-based legal information, along with other products. Included are constitutions from around the world, state and federal court opinions, U.S. and international law, and legal directories.
National Consumer Law Center
This organization provides information on the legal problems commonly faced by low income consumers, including surviving debt, credit, mortgages, foreclosure, utility payments, scams, and more.
PA Law Help
Your online guide to legal information and legal services in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Individuals, business owners or tax professionals can all find information to make filing and paying state taxes as easy as possible, including assistance, forms and publications.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Site includes press releases for all CPSC recalls (back to 1973), information for businesses regarding Consumer Product Safety Act and other issues,
Excellent site for anyone doing legal research using the Internet.