Victims of domestic violence often also experience consumer law problems as a result of the dv relationship. This is a screening tool to help victims and advocates identify possible consumer problems, that should be addressed in order to give the victim the fullest possible relief. 20 pages. Created by the National Consumer Law Center and the Center for Survivor Agency and Justice.
The National Consumer Law Center has been, for more than 30 years, one of the leading voices for consumer protection in America. Connect to their web site for helpful information, brochures, books and publications, reports, and all sorts of consumer information.
The FTC has made it easy for consumers to report a fraud to the law enforcement agency through a toll-free Consumer Help Line, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The line is staffed by counselors from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Learn more about the complaint line with this information from the US Federal Trade Commission.
No doubt you've purchased a product or service that you weren't happy with. Rather than accepting the situation, take action. After all, businesses want to keep you happy so you'll keep coming back. Learn more about some simple strategies for resolving a problem you may have with a product or service, with information from the US Federal Trade Commission.
Link to the web site of the national Consumer Law Center for this excerpt from their excellent book "Guide to Surviving Debt." Guidance about how to set "debt priorities" that will be best for you and your family.
Do you have a complaint about a car or truck that you bought in West Virginia? Or about the dealer that sold it? You can file a complaint with the WV Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division. That office may be able to help you work out a resolution with the seller. Click here to get the Motor Vehicle Complaint form.
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This chapter of Women and the Law: A Legal Rights Handbook, Online Edition, gives women information about matters that affect their finances. Topics included are the importance of obtaining and keeping good credit; identity theft; consumer protection laws, including the "lemon law"; automobile, health, homeowners, and life insurance; pensions; and taxes, among them federal income, West Virginia income, gift, estate, and property taxes. Produced by the Women’s Commission and the Women Lawyers Committee of the WV State Bar.
Link to the web site of the National Consumer Law Center for this excerpt from their excellent book "Guide to Surviving Debt." Learn more about finding the right lawyer, or working with a good credit counselor.
US News & World Report called it "A gold mine on topics like how to handle collectors, which debts to pay first, and how collection lawsuits work." The book costs $20.00.
You may be able to protect some or all of your wages, or your personal property, from being garnished to pay a judgment debt. West Virginia law allows a Head of Household to protect certain items of property from being taken, even for payment of a valid legal judgment. Learn more about the protections and the limitations.
The "Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project" (NEDAP) has posted a wide range of consumer law brochures and FAQs, in English and Spanish. Issues include Credit Reports, Debt Collection, Defending Collection Suits, and more. Click here to go to their web site with the brochures.
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