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Consumer Alerts

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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 they bought through
  • Housing (Sep 25, 2013)
    NEW: SB 603 Protects Renters' Security Deposits 15 million renters live in California, and improper withholding of security deposits is a troublingly
  • Consumer Protection (Mar 29, 2013)
      NEW: AB 329 Would Preserve Fans' Ticket Rights A new consumer-unfriendly kind of ticket is being pushed by Ticketmaster, known

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Class Actions

  • Class action lawsuits (Jan 29, 2014)
    PLEASE NOTE: Consumer Action has moved its listing of current class actions. Click here to view the listing. We invite

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Scam Alerts

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California Alerts

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

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P2p Lending

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Consumer Opinion Polls

  • Consumer Action Insurance Survey (Sep 25, 2008)
    Update: The survey closed on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008. Please watch for the results in our Fall 2008 issue of Consumer Action News.
  • Credit Limit Survey (Jun 24, 2008)
    This survey closed on July 15, 2008. Click here to see the results in our Summer 2008 issue of Consumer Action News.

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