The library subscribes to many databases that may contain useful consumer information and product reviews. These databases may be accessed in the library or remotely with your Merrimack library card barcode.
National Consumer Protection Week
An excellent resource for consumer information from the federal government. This is a simple resource that brings together federal resources of interest to consumers in many categories. The "ScamAlert" section provides information concerning various catagories to update consumers about particular incidents.
This website is packed with information about money, business, automobiles, and much more.
Do Not Call Registry
The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Register and relax!
A centralized online resource for the Cooperation Extension System, with links to local extension offices affiliated with UNH. Topics include agriculture, horticulture, livestock management, family matters, pest control, personal finance, health, and disaster management.
Identity Theft Resource Center
Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of identity theft. It provides victim and consumer support as well as public education. The ITRC also advises governmental agencies, legislators, law enforcement, and businesses about the evolving and growing problem of identity theft.
A free do-it-yourself web guide that provides techniques for reducing unwanted junk mail, e-mail, and phone calls.
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
A faster way to reach customer service. This site lets you search for major companies to find alternative contact information and avoid long waits to talk to the right person.
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Help for New Hampshire Homeowners: The Foreclosure Prevention Initiative
This site offers helpful advice and resources for New Hampshire homeowners who are having trouble fulfilling their mortgage obligations.
Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission
Education is the first line of defense against fraud and deception. The FTC website can help you make well-informed decisions before you spend your money.
National Fraud Information Center
A project of the National Consumers League, this site is devoted to information about scams and how to prevent being taken advantage of by dishonest businesses.
Consumer Action Handbook
This site provides advice and consumer tips on: car repair, purchase, and leasing; shopping from home; avoiding consumer and investment fraud; home improvement and financing; choosing and using credit cards wisely; and much more.
Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau is an independent, non-profit organization that provides services to consumers and businesses.
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