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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.

 

Thursday, October 09, 2014

END FORCED ARBITRATION in consumer contracts: Sign our Petition

Consumer Action asks you to join us in calling on five of America’s biggest banks to stop employing arbitration clauses that prohibit consumers—but not these banks—from going to court to enforce their legal rights.

 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WARNING: Tread carefully with medical credit cards

In its new Medical Credit Card Survey, Consumer Action examined credit cards and loans that can be used to finance medical and dental bills and found many problems.

 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

NEW EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE! Veterans Financial Coalition

Consumer Action, AFCPE, the Consumer Federation of America and Visa Inc. joined forces to form the Veterans Financial Coalition dedicated to serving the financial education and consumer protection needs of veterans. Free materials include guides, videos, games and more.

 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

ENTREPRENEURS: Learn about your insurance needs

In this issue of Consumer Action News, our quarterly newsletter, we outline the business insurance needs of home-based businesses and microbusinesses.

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