MASSPIRG Education Fund Latest Blog Posts

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Scam robocalls have declined by 29 percent since June. But most of us still get too many. And the industry overall isn't doing enough.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

The good news: Illegal robocalls seem to be declining a bit. The bad news: They'll probably never go away completely. Consumers need to remain vigilant to protect their personal information and their money. 

Shareholders press these leading Right to Repair opponents to explain themselves as regulatory pressure mounts 

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Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Celebrating my favorite government mascot’s 50th birthday by sharing the zero-waste tips I have made a part of my life.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Here are some tips to avoid scams and stay safe in the days and weeks ahead.

It’s the plastics industry’s worst-kept secret: a huge percentage of their products are designed to be used once then thrown away -- and yet it’s us, the consumers, who are left to pay for the cleanup.

Amazon’s new policy comes at a time when courts have been asked the question who is responsible for defective products when they are bought from an online platform that is acting as the go-between for the seller and the purchaser. 

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Hurricane Ida is projected to make landfall in Louisana late Sunday. Residents can start thinking now about how to protect themselves from opportunists and scam artists.