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California Legislative Alerts

  • Housing (Sep 25, 2013)
    NEW: SB 603 Protects Renters' Security Deposits 15 million renters live in California, and improper withholding of security deposits is a troublingly

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Class Actions

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Scam Alerts

  • 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
  • Beware the 'National Consumer Protection Agency' (Aug 03, 2016)
    Consumer Action is warning consumers about a new twist on the government imposter and sweepstakes scam. Scam artists are calling
  • FDIC calling? Not! (Sep 09, 2010)
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is warning of fraudulent phone calls from scam artists or bill collectors who falsely

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California Alerts

  • New California Consumer Laws - 2009 (Mar 30, 2009)
    The County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs Staff Training Academy has issued a comprehensive guide to new consumer
  • 'New low' in mortgage modification scams (Mar 13, 2009)
    California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today warned that scam artists have "sunk to a new low" and have
  • California Legislative Summary (Nov 12, 2008)
    During the 2007-08 session, Consumer Action supported 48 bills and took a position on 51 bills introduced in the California State Legislature.

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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
  • 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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