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Wireless cramming fraud costs consumers millions annually
“Cramming” of unauthorized charges on wireless phone bills poses a serious problem for American consumers. Wireless stakeholders have failed to protect wireless consumers from cramming fraud. Consumer Action and coalition advocates are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take regulatory action to protect consumers.
Postal Reform harms consumers, rural customers and small businesses
Instead of closing offices and ending Saturday service, Consumer Action recommends other savings options be explored before passing the Postal Reform Act.
Is the NSA spying on trade policy advocates?
Organizations working to influence U.S. trade policy are seeking assurances that they are not being spied on by the National Security Agency (NSA) or other national security agencies.
Confirm Rep. Mel Watt as Director of the FHFA
Civil and human rights groups call for Mel Watt confirmation; cite extensive qualifications, congressional experience, and advocacy for homeowners.
Low-income communities at risk in wireless merger
The proposed AT&T-Leap Merger will hit low-income and minority communities the hardest.
Making banks compete for your business
The Freedom and Mobility in Consumer Banking Act, introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), aims to help consumers switch bank accounts easily without the hassle and fees.
A sweet deal for sugar growers and a bad deal for consumers
Reform of the current U.S. sugar program is needed to put an end to tight sugar supplies, high sugar prices, plant closures, job losses, and unnecessary and wasteful government intrusion on domestic sugar production.
Utility records may put low-income consumers at a disadvantage
Consumer advocates express concerns over full file utility credit reporting as a means to deem consumers as "credit worthy."
Protecting ordinary investors from Big Business
Praise for Rep. Ellison Bill to end mandatory arbitration in investor disputes with brokers and advisors.
Banks, not CFPB, spys on consumers
Consumer Action joins other privacy and consumer advocates in supporting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) acquisition and analysis of commercial databases to help ensure the public is fairly treated by the financial marketplace.
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