Consumer Protection

News Release | MASSPIRG EDUCATION FUND | Consumer Protection, Food

Consumers Call on Stop and Shop to Label GMOs, On Anniversary of Whole Foods Labeling Commitment

Consumer and health and food safety advocates launched a campaign calling on Stop and Shop to label its store-brand products for ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), on the one year anniversary of Whole Foods’ announcement that it will adopt labeling for all products in its stores.

Report | MASSPIRG EDUCATION FUND | Consumer Protection

Debt Collectors, Debt Complaints: The CFPB's Consumer Complaint Database Gets Real Results for Consumers

Debt collectors trying to collect debt from the wrong person were the top source of complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), according to a report released today by the MASSPIRG Education Fund. 

News Release | MASSPIRG EDUCATION FUND | Consumer Protection

Mistaken Identity Tops Debt Collection Complaints

Massachusetts Consumers Getting Relief through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Public Consumer Complaints Database

News Release | MASSPIRG EDUCATION FUND | Consumer Protection

Report: Capital One Most-Complained-About Credit Card Company in Massachusetts

Massachusetts consumers getting relief through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's public consumer complaints division. 

Report | MASSPIRG EDUCATION FUND | Consumer Protection

Credit Cards, Consumer Complaints

Massachusetts consumers file more complaints about Capital One  than any other credit card company, according to a report released today by MASSPIRG Education Fund.  Complaints included billing errors, id theft and fraud, and credit reporting among others.  

PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT

By | Deirdre Cummings
Legislative Director

In light of recent announcements by major retailers about security breaches, MASSPIRG provides tips for protecting yourself against Identity theft.

CFPB GETTING RESULTS FOR CONSUMERS

By | Deirdre Cummings
Legislative Director

Forced arbitration clauses are unfair to consumers - boon for banks.

TARGET SAYS "OOPS, 70-110 MILLION CONSUMERS HACKED."

By | Deirdre Cummings
Legislative Director

Target admits breach is significantly worse than initially reported. ID fraud tips included.

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