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View Resource Payday Lending on the Rise

More and more poor and middle-class workers in need of fast cash are turning to high interest payday lending establishments in order to meet their financial demands. This growing trend is alarming to economists, legislators, and consumer advocates who see payday lending as a kind of "legal loan sharking." Most users want to borrow between $100 and $300, and will write a post-dated check for that...
View Resource U.S. Consumer Safety Protection Commission

Recognizing that technology is not perfect, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) provides safety tips and product information for consumers. From this website, visitors can learn about product recalls and safety news, report an unsafe product, sign up for free email announcements about new recalls and safety information, or become part of the Neighborhood Safety Network, which is...
View Resource Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection

The United States government's Bureau of Consumer Protection works "to prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace." Their website provides information on simple ways to prevent fraud, like how to get on the National Do Not Call Registry in order to avoid telemarketing calls, avoiding online scams, or how to identify medical identity theft. Visitors interested in...