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Reporters may call Consumer Action in Washington, DC at 202-544-3088, San Francisco at 415-777-9648 or Los Angeles at 213-624-4631. Our press spokespersons include Linda Sherry, and Ruth Susswein in DC; Joe Ridout and Ken McEldowney in San Francisco, and Nelson Santiago in Los Angeles.
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Consumer Action has been a champion of underrepresented consumers nationwide since 1971. A nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, Consumer Action focuses on financial education that empowers low to moderate income and limited-English-speaking consumers to financially prosper.
Our diverse staff provides expert commentary on key consumer issues supported by solid data. We offer access to victim testimony, as well as expertise on current financial issues affecting low to moderate income and limited-English-speaking consumers.
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- How to prod workers to save for retirement
- FBI vs. Apple battle is far from over
- How to break the deadlock over data encryption
- Will Obama’s Education Department abandon defrauded college students?
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- WikiHouse: cómo construirse una vivienda asequible gracias a la tecnología
- Las 10 apps fundamentales que todos deberíamos tener en el celular, según Apple
- Internet Fraud victims averaged loss of $130,000 (Chinese)
- Chinese Internet company compensating the Post Office (Chinese)
- Short term rental owners beware of penalty if not registered with the city of San Francisco(Chinese)
- Torture exhibits in San Francisco shocked Falun Gong practitioners (Chinese)
- San Bruno gas explosion sparked new legislation for utility companies (Chinese)
Spanish Press Release
- Aprende a negociar con el cobrador de deudas
- California LifeLine program helps low-income consumers (Spanish)
- Real help for unemployed homeowners (Spanish)
- Consumer Action launches national wireless education initiative with support from AT&T (Spanish)
- National Lifeline Awareness Week (Spanish)
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- California LifeLine program helps low-income consumers (Chinese)
- Real help for unemployed homeowners (Chinese)
- Consumer Action launches national wireless education initiative with support from AT&T (Chinese)
- National Lifeline Awareness Week (Chinese)
- Wireless fraud uncovered in Asian community (Chinese)
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