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Useful Websites

Reviewed 6 April, 2006

The Massachusetts Attorney General has a very helpful section about Massachusetts laws and consumers - Consumers and Civil Rights.

National Consumer Law Center has a number of helpful PDF files you can download and read if you have  Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

Use Annual Credit Report.com to get your credit report for free once a year  from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. It is the only one-stop service they have authorized. You can

  1. download the Annual Credit Report Request Form, print it out and mail it in, 
  2. phone and ask them to send you your credit report in the mail or 
  3. fill out a form online that sends you to each of the three credit reporting agencies, TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax where you can get your free credit report.

Download and install the free software from
Adobe's website.

download pdf fileA User’s Guide to the Consumer Protection Statute

download pdf fileStop Phone Slamming
Brochure on consumer rights when long distance phone service has been switched without the consumer's consent.

download pdf fileTenga Cuidado Con Los Asesores de Immigracion Deshonestos (español)

download pdf file
The Truth About Credit Reports and Credit Repair Companies

download pdf file
Using Credit Wisely After Bankruptcy

download pdf file
Your Legal Rights During and After Bankruptcy

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