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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A CONSUMER’S GUIDE to ‘chip’ cards: Keeping your credit card more secure

his publication answers credit and debit card customers’ questions about why the transition to “smartcards” is taking place, how the checkout process will change, what consumer protections they will have and where to get more information about chip cards.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

TAKE ACTION CENTER: Weigh in on consumer issues that matter!

Visit Consumer Action’s Take Action Center today. Send emails to your lawmakers on issues that matter to you and all consumers. It’s free and easy.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

READ SCAM GRAM! Consumer Action’s new e-newsletter

SCAM GRAM is Consumer Action’s new monthly email alerting you to the dirtiest players in the world of tech fraud, credit card scams, ID theft and general con-artistry. Don’t be fooled by liars, cheaters and deceivers—wise up with SCAM GRAM!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NEW: CONSUMER GUIDE to choosing a prepaid card
NEW: CONSUMER GUIDE to choosing a prepaid card

A prepaid card that charges low fees, comes with desirable features and offers strong consumer protections can be a good choice for many consumers. This publication will help you learn how to compare your options and choose the best prepaid card for your needs.


Monday, April 27, 2015

IP TRANSITION: Read our new fact sheet ‘Making the Switch’

This fact sheet explains what Internet-based (IP) telephone service is, why the transition away from traditional (copper-based landline) phone service is happening and what advantages this type of connection offers for consumers. The brochure also explains consumers’ service options and how they can make a smooth transition.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CONSUMER ACTION NEWS: All about automotive recalls

The new issue of Consumer Action News covers automobile recalls and what you need to know.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

STUDENT LOAN and Education Resource List

This concise, five-page guide provides resources to help beginning students figure out what their college education financing options are, what they can afford, which schools are worth the cost and how to get the student loan process started. Current and former students can benefit from the sections on loan repayment and what to do if the loan goes into default. The publication includes resources specifically for veterans.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CONSUMER GROUPS outline a ‘robust agenda’ for 2015

Eight of the nation’s leading consumer organizations called on President Obama and lawmakers to help “level the playing field for consumers” by supporting a comprehensive agenda for consumer rights.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WHAT DO THEY HAVE ON YOU? Check out our Specialty Consumer Reports project

Consumer Action has compiled information for consumers about “specialty consumer reports.” Like credit reports, these specialized consumer reports gather details about individuals to help companies predict a customer’s risk level to a business. But the existence of these “specialty” reports is not well known among consumers, who stand to lose the most if the reports contain errors or omissions.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CLASS ACTION DATABASE: You may be eligible for actions and settlements

Consumer Action maintains this listing of notable class actions so that interested consumers can learn more, join a pending action or make a claim.

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