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California Legislative Alerts

  • Autos (Sep 26, 2013)

    NEW: SB 686 Gets Dealers to Fix Recalled Vehicles

    Most car buyers would not expect that a car…

  • Housing (Sep 25, 2013)

    NEW: SB 603 Protects Renters' Security Deposits

    15 million renters live in California, and improper withholding of security…

  • Consumer Protection (Mar 29, 2013)

     

    NEW: AB 329 Would Preserve Fans' Ticket Rights

    A new consumer-unfriendly kind of ticket is being…

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Class Actions

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Scam Alerts

  • FCC warns of utility call scam (Nov 28, 2016)

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has alerted consumers to be on the lookout for callers pretending to be utility company…

  • Beware the 'National Consumer Protection Agency' (Aug 03, 2016)

    Consumer Action is warning consumers about a new twist on the government imposter and sweepstakes scam.

    Scam artists are calling…

  • Beware of fake shopping websites (May 13, 2016)

    Many consumers have encountered problems with online orders from shopping sites that look like they are based in the U.S.…

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Fee Of The Month

  • Airlines' second-bag fee (Mar 04, 2008)

    Two major airlines, United Airlines and US Airways, have recently announced a new baggage policy that will require consumers…

  • Insurance Premium Installment Fees (Jan 17, 2008)

    We often hear the phrase, “The poor pay more,” and here’s a couple concrete examples of how people who can’t…

  • Gift Card Fees (Nov 29, 2006)
    Gift cards are the chicken entrée of Christmas presents: an uninspired but inoffensive middle ground that…

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