A Message from Consumer Action

Consumer Action's MoneyWi$e educational materials have moved to our Managing Money Project website. Here you may view, download and order bulk copies of the MoneyWi$e materials. Please make a note of the Managing Money Project address— www.managing-money.org —and add it to your address book.


Consumer Action’s Alerts highlight trends in consumer complaints, scams, outrageous fees and other notable consumer information.



Consumer Alerts

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California Legislative Alerts

  • Credit (Mar 01, 2012)
      NEW: Consumer Action is monitoring SB 515 Reforming Payday Loans SB 515 (D-Jackson) would limit payday loans to four times a

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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

  • 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
  • The Opt-Out Fee (Oct 02, 2006)
    For years the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), an organization of businesses that send out bulk unsolicited marketing communications, has let

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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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