"The financial crisis and Great Recession that followed it led to 5 million Americans losing their homes to foreclosure and millions more losing trillions of dollars in wealth. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau exists to prevent families from surrendering hard-earned dollars to deceptive or unsavory business practices. Instead of standing up for well-funded special interests, Congress should instead ensure that a strong and independent CFPB will continue to keep watch over a financial system that can truly work for everyone." Why We Need A Strong CFPB
Fixya (Fix it for Free)
WebWatch (by Consumer Reports)
About the AARP.
get rid of credit card "gotchas" (www.creditcardreform.org an initiative of Consumer Reports.)
GOP preparing plan to gut Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, roll back Wall Street regulations (2/9/2017)
protect the privacy of my financial information (www.financialprivacynow.org)
What's the price of loyalty cards ?
Nolo law resource for the non-lawyer.
The recording industry is anxious to impose DRM (Digital Rights Management) on a number of products. Record companies have put 'root kits' on consumers computers to enforce copy protection on audio products they sell...and also opening security holes for computers involved. Newer mass information storage devices may never be fully functional for consumers as a result of industry paranoia. http://www.fsf.org/campaigns has details.
Please support the Defective
By Design in its
efforts to control DRM, to keep software
free, to limit software patents,
and to open hardware so that it cannot be used for rigged voting
machines or for consumer surveillance. Companies like Diebold
should be producing products that are completely transparent.
Microsoft, since it has just bought a Linux company (SUSE), will be
aiming to enforce its patents on the Linux
Joe Stiglitz discusses trade protected intellectual property rights (TRIPs) in his book: Making Globalization Work. Clearly, there are serious consumer issues involved, mostly ignored in the mainstream media.
A related site http://www.publicknowledge.org/
The Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Connecticut and its national allies have released the results of testing 1,200 of the most popular children's toys for toxic chemicals. You can see the results on its website: http://www.healthytoys.org It was developed to better inform consumers about toy purchases, and to encourage parents to urge the government to take action. Check out two other websites on toxic toys: www.protect-our-kids.org
Quo Warranto.com (look for a lawyer)
reduce the cost and improve the quality of telecommunications services (www.hearusnow.org) ;
800notes Free reverse phone number lookup.
See the Shopping page to save money.