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Debt Collection in the Maine Courts

If you owe someone money, they can try to collect it from you by taking you to court. This guide will help you understand the court process and the rights you have. You are the debtor. The person who you owe money to is the creditor. more...

How to File a Charge under the Maine Human Rights Act

Have you been discriminated against because of  your ancestory, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age (employment), whistleblower or worker's comp retalitation (employment), receipt of public assistance (housing), having children or being unmarried (housing)?  You can file a complaint with the Maine Human Rights Commission. They will investigate your claim and try to help you resolve the issue if a legal violation is found. more...

Downeaster Common Sense Guides

The Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection posts several Guides, to inform you about legal and illegal credit practices. Topics include collection, repossession, credit scores and credit reports, identity theft, and more.  more...

Filing a Complaint Against a Business

Many companies today strive to have top notch customer service.  Still, businesses all too often do things that can anger or frustrate us.  When this happens we may feel the need to file a formal complaint against the business in order to have our concerns addressed. Note:  A formal complaint is not necessarily intended to act as a bad review or as a warning to other potential customers; it is a way for you to get a business to address a service issue t more...

Free Credit Report

Don't pay for a credit report.  You can get one free credit report each year form each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies. File your request online, by phone or by mail.  more...

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