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GROUPS OFFER CONSUMER TIPS AFTER TARGET DATA BREACH

 CONSUMERS AT RISK: TIPS WHEN EXPERIENCING A DATA SECURITY BREACH

CFPB GETTING RESULTS FOR CONSUMERS

Last week, Rick Fischer, a respected senior bank industry lawyer, told a reporter he was"amazed" at the amount of work the CFPB had accomplished "in such a short amount of time." His clients probably called

Hazard toys highlighted in MASSPIRG report

Unsafe toys displayed at release of 28th anual toy safety report, "Trouble in Toyland."

Consumer group draws attention to dangerous toys

MASSPIRG Education Fund displays dangerous toys while releasing 28th anual report "Trouble in Toyland". 

Toy Safety Tips

By | Deirdre Cummings
Consumer Program Director

For 28 years, MASSPIRG Foundation has worked to identify unsafe toys. Below are our top tips to help you choose the safest toys for the children in your life.

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Survey Finds Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves

Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America's store shelves. The 28th annual Trouble in Toyland report shows that despite recent progress, consumers must still be wary when shopping this holiday season. 

Report | MASSPIRG EDUCATION FUND | Consumer Protection

Trouble in Toyland 2013

In our 28th annual toy safety report, we look at toxic toys, choke hazards, very strong magnets, and excessively loud toys. Parents and caregivers should read the report to avoid common hazards when shopping for toys.

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In Massachusetts Experian Gets Most Complaints

New report found that the most complained-about credit reporting agency in Massachusetts is Experian. 

 

The report used data collected by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s public Consumer Complaints Database, which was created to help consumers resolve problems with their credit reports. The report compared complaints against the three nationwide credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion), commonly referred to as credit bureaus, who were together responsible for 96% of all complaints about credit reporting.

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Big Credit Bureaus, Big Mistakes: The CFPB’s Consumer Complaint Database Gets Real Results for Victims of Credit Reporting Errors

New report finds that the most complained-about credit reporting agency in Massachusetts is Experian.

The report used data collected by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s public Consumer Complaints Database, which was created to help consumers resolve problems with their credit reports. The report compared complaints against the three nationwide credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion), commonly referred to as credit bureaus, who were together responsible for 96% of all complaints about credit reporting.

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New Report Identifies Most Troublesome Private Lenders to Students

A new report analyzing complaints about lenders of private student loans.

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