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

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Consumer Alerts

  • Want to start a class action lawsuit? (Aug 11, 2017)

    Sometimes, when you have exhausted all avenues to settle a complaint with a company, you may wonder if you can…

  • Protect contact lens consumer rights (Jun 21, 2017)

    It has been 13 years since President George W. Bush signed the Fairness for Contact Lens Consumers Act into law,…

  • Used car buyers beware (May 10, 2017)

    Used car buyers who don’t read the fine print could purchase a car with a serious safety defect that has…

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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…

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Class Actions

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Scam Alerts

  • Guard your Medicare number well! (Apr 24, 2017)

    Consumer Action reminds seniors to safeguard their Medicare numbers. Scammers use victims' Medicare numbers to commit fraud and steal benefits. Unauthorized…

  • Marketers looking to make a buck off student loan borrowers (Feb 08, 2017)

    Consumer Action is warning consumers about mail solicitations on student loan consolidation and payment plans. The letters appear to be from…

  • FCC warns of utility call scam (Nov 28, 2016)

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has alerted consumers to be on the lookout for callers pretending to be utility company…

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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 can’t…

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