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2021

September

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  • Financial pain points for older consumers. Ten years after its creation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) complaint database serves as a powerful tool for individuals to file complaints about a financial product or service, to see that their
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  • Medicare should be able to negotiate drug prices. For far too long, the pharmaceutical industry has dictated who in America has access to the medicines they need for their health and well-being.  The industry’s unchecked power to set and keep
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  • Equifax will now offer credit reports in Spanish. Equifax will offer Spanish-translated credit reports for free, both online and via mail.  The move will help more than 62 million Spanish speakers in the U.S. Equifax is the first credit reporting firm to
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  • HHS releases plan to lower drug prices. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra released a comprehensive plan to lower drug prices. The Drug Pricing Plan is part of a broader initiative stemming from President Joe Biden’s Executive Order
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  • New York extends eviction moratorium to January. New York State lawmakers agreed to extend sweeping protections against evictions into next year. The new agreement, which extends the moratorium through Jan.15 and was passed by the State Legislature late Wednesday, now creates one
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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - September 2021. In this month's edition, we report on new members to our board, examine inaccurate news reports, share some stories from student loan borrowers who were burned by the federal government's public service loan forgiveness program, and present our recorded webinar on how to get the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit, a monthly subsidy that can help your household connect to high speed broadband for less money.

August

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  • Fraud alert: Malicious QR codes. Con artists have added QR codes to a variety of familiar scams. Based on reports to the BBB Scam Tracker, these hoaxes include advance fee loan, employment, and utility scams. Here’s how to
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