Consumer Resources - Non-Government
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The following resources are not created, recommended or endorsed by the Office of the Attorney General, but are provided as resources that may offer additional information or assistance. External links will open in a new window and you will be redirected to a third-party website
Consumer Education Brochures from the National Consumer Law Center
The NCLC's free, downloadable brochures offer basic information for consumers on the most critical consumer issues, including predatory lending, debt collection, credit reports, lemon laws, bankruptcy, foreclosure, payday loans, predatory mortgage loans, credit card debt, living trust scams, telemarketing fraud, refinancing, loss of utility services and other issues.
CTLawHelp.org: Self-Help Guides for Consumers
A project of the Connecticut Network for Legal Aid, this page offers easy-to-understand information about issues affecting consumers including bankruptcy, collection and repossession, credit practices and reports, security deposits, small claims court, and more.
Public Interest Research Group
U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest. When consumers are cheated, or our natural environment is threatened, or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, U.S. PIRG speaks up and takes action.
National Charities Information Bureau
The Alliance reports on nationally soliciting charitable organizations that are the subject of donor inquiries.
National Fraud Information Center
The NFIC was originally established in 1992 by the National Consumers League, the oldest nonprofit consumer organization in the United States, to fight the growing menace of telemarketing fraud by improving prevention and enforcement.