Prevent and Identify “Mystery Fees” on Your Phone...
An estimated twenty million Americans are unaware of illegal and unauthorized mystery fees - called “cramming” - that show up on their monthly phone bill. The charges range from $1.99 to $19.99 and can appear on bills for your local and wireless telephone, long distance, beeper or pager services. Were you “crammed”? Ask yourself the following questions as you review your telephone...
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How to Choose a Prepaid Telephone Card
Some cards have hidden fees that cost consumers minutes When it comes to prepaid telephone cards, every minute counts. That’s why the federal government is always taking steps to ensure that the companies that sell them provide the minutes promised and clearly disclose any hidden fees that might decrease the number of minutes available for calls. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)...
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What's In Common Household Products?
By the Specialized Information Services Division of the National Library of Medicine Have you ever wondered what chemical ingredients are in some of the common household products that you buy? The Household Products Database can tell you about the product’s ingredients, any possible health concerns and give you tips on proper handling. The database links several thousand consumer brands to...
Know Your Family's Medical History →
Knowing your family medical history is important to getting good preventive care. Create a health profile and keep track of any risk factors with the My Family Health Portrait site.
Assistance Program Helps Human Trafficking Victims
By U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents investigate. Akin to modern-day slavery, victims are often forced into prostitution, involuntary labor and other forms of servitude. They are often hidden in plain sight, voiceless and scared. ICE...
Help Prevent Crime in Your Neighborhood →
Tomorrow is the National Night Out for crime prevention and awareness. Learn how to participate.
Encourage Kids to Read This Summer
The U.S. Department of Education launched their annual summer campaign, Let’s Read, Let’s Move. The campaign encourages children to participate in summer reading programs and parents to read to their children more often. Through summer reading, kids may discover a favorite author that sparks a lifelong love of reading. Summer reading can also prevent learning loss and help prepare a child for the...
Help To Improve Your Credit Score →
If your credit score needs work, use these resources from the Federal Trade Commission to start getting things back on track
How to Contact Your Elected Officials →
Find contact information for your U.S. Senator, your Representative in the U.S. House, the President, and more government officials.
Check Your State's Sales Tax Holiday →
Some states offer a sales tax holiday when you can save on clothing, school supplies, and more. Check your state to see when yours is.
What's In Common Dietary Supplements?
By the Specialized Information Services Division of the National Library of Medicine If you’ve ever wondered what’s in a certain dietary supplement, like over-the-counter vitamins and minerals, or if a certain product is safe for you to take, the Dietary Supplements Labels Database can help you find the answers. The database has information about the ingredients in several thousand selected...