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  • Mar 05, 2018  It's┬áNational Consumer Protection Week

    Consumer Action is celebrating National Consumer Protection Week! Of course, we are into consumer protection year round, but this week…

  • Sep 01, 2017  Disaster assistance for victims of natural disasters

    (Updated Oct. 23, 2017)  Once the physical safety of you and your loved ones is secure, here are some resources…

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

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

  • Jun 21, 2017  Protect contact lens consumer rights

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

  • May 10, 2017  Used car buyers beware

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

  • Dec 22, 2016  Tax refund delays for EITC recipients

    Some financially strained taxpayers who file early and rely on tax refunds to help cover monthly bills after the holidays…

  • Oct 07, 2016  Tips for insurance claims in wake of Hurricane Matthew

    The Consumer Federation of America (CFA), of which Consumer Action is a member, advises that consumers in the path of…

  • Sep 14, 2016  Regularly review your Medicare coverage

    Each year, it's a good idea to review your Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance and make sure it still…

  • Mar 02, 2016  Reporting your health care coverage

    There are a few changes this year when it comes to filing your taxes. The biggest one is the requirement…

  • Jun 30, 2015  How to read CFPB consumer complaints

    Consumers now have a critical tool with which to educate and empower themselves in the financial marketplace.The Consumer Financial…

  • Jun 26, 2015  Huge victory in the fight against housing discrimination

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that even if housing discrimination was unintended it is still illegal.

  • Jun 26, 2015  Consumers get access to the 'heart' of CFPB complaints

    Consumers now have a critical tool with which to educate and empower themselves in the financial marketplace: complaint narratives…

  • Mar 19, 2015  Consumers gain access to the story behind the complaints

    Consumers will now have the opportunity to learn firsthand from others’ misfortune through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB)…

  • Mar 02, 2015  Can you still sign up for health insurance and avoid a fee in 2015?

    Did you owe a fee for not having health insurance in the 2014 tax year? You may be able…

  • Dec 12, 2013  CFPB orders refunds on risky deferred-interest credit cards

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