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Opt Out

Organization that removes your name and address from all mailing lists offered by the main consumer credit reporting agencies (Trans Union, Experian, Equifax and Innovis) which advertise and send out new charge card offers.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-888-567-8688
Verified: 2/7/2014

FDA Consumer Affairs

Information on any FDA-regulated product (food and drugs). Has information on rare illnesses, starting businesses, freedom of information act, healthand medical issues. Free literature. Referrals to toll-free numbers. Assists in emergency situations.
Voice: 1-888-463-6332
Verified: 2/7/2014

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Computer operated recorded information on product safety. Takes reports on unsafe products.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-638-2772
Verified: 2/7/2014

National Do Not Call Registry

An opportunity to limit the telemarketing calls that are received. Created to offer consumers a choice regarding telemarketing calls.
Voice: 1-888-382-1222
Verified: 2/7/2014

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First Nurse

Call First Nurse 24 Hours a Day for free health care advice, resources and referrals!

Ames: 515-239-6877
In Iowa: 800-524-6877 

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