Consumer Resources

Useful links (page down for Automobiles, Auto Repair, Credit & Debt, Charities, Credit Reports, Computer and Internet Privacy, Do Not Call reigstry, Funeral Planning, Home Improvement, ID Theft, Landlord and Tenant Information, Legal Resources, Mortgages, Recall Information, Shopping Rights and Workplace Rights):

AUTOMOBILE

Buying or Leasing a Vehicle
Tips on Used Car Buying
Getting the most from your Car's Warranty

Registry of Motor Vehicles      
Auto Safety, Recalls, Service Bulletins

Auto Recalls, Highway & Vehicle Safety Standards, Crash Test
Lemon Laws  
Car Smart
Registry of Motor Vehicles
FTC Renting a Car
FTC Tips on Used Car Buying
FTC Getting the most from your car warranty
Mechanics of Auto Repair

CREDIT AND DEBT

Guide to Consumer Credit
Consumer Credit and Fair Debt Collection
Money and Credit

CFPB
Credit and Loans
My Money.gov
Debt, credit, and foreclosure
Managing Credit and debt
FDIC

CHARITIES

FAQs about Charities
Charities and Charitable Giving
Wise Giving Alliance for Charities and Donors

CREDIT REPORTS

Free Annual Credit Report

DO NOT CALL REGISTRY

National “Do not Call” Registry
Federal Trade Commission Do Not Call Registry
Truth about Wireless Phones & the National Do-Not-Call List  
 

FUNERAL PLANNING

Consumers Guide to Planning a Funeral
Funerals- A Consumer Guide
Complying With the Funeral Rule

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Home Improvement
MA Guide to Home Improvement
Construction Supervisor license verification site
Home improvement MOCABR  

 

IDENTITY THEFT

Identity Theft
Identity Theft
Create an Identity Theft Report
Identity Theft
Medical Identity Theft
Internet privacy and security
Ma OCABR Identity Theft
FTC fighting back against identity theft

LANDLORD AND TENANT INFORMATION

Landlord and Tenant Law
Tenant and Landlord

LEGAL

Franklin County Bar Association
Referrals
Hampshire County Bar Association
Referrals

Massachusetts Bar Association Referral         866-627-7577
Dial a Lawyer Program
Free legal questions answered:
1st Wednesday of the month   5:30- 7:30  (617) 338- 0610
Legal Aid to Low-Income & Elderly Residents of Western MA
Advocacy Organization

Massachusetts Trial Court Library

Small Claims Court

MORTGAGES

Home & Housing
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau   
Building Community through Housing and Business Development 
Foreclosure Prevention Guide
CFPB your mortgage
Franklin County Housing and Redevelopment Center

RECALL INFORMATION

Recent Recalls

SHOPPING RIGHTS

Retail Rights
Shopping Rights
Avoiding Office Supply Scams
MA OCABR shopping rights
MA OCABR gift cards

VETERANS

Massachusetts Attorney General's Resource Guide for Veterans

WORKPLACE RIGHTS

Workplace Rights & Responsibilities
AGO workplace rights and responsibilities  

 

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Hampshire County Office

20 Hampton Avenue, Suite 185, Northampton, MA  01060

(413) 584-8495 • Fax: (413) 586-3571

Hours: M,T,Th,F, 9am-noon and 1-4pm; closed Wed
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