Consumer Protection

Defend the Consumer Bureau

You should be able to save, invest and manage your money without fear of being trapped, tricked or ripped off by the institutions you are trusting with your financial future. So in 2010, we helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to be our consumer cop on the financial beat.

Statement on Unilever Starting to Disclose Fragrances via SmartLabel

Statement from MASSPIRG Education Fund Toxics Advocate Dev Gowda on Unilever Starting to Disclose Fragrances via SmartLabel

Consumer Tips and FAQ about the Equifax Breach

By | Mike Litt
Director, Campaign to Defend the Consumer Bureau

Hackers gained access to the personal data of over 145 million Americans in the Equifax breach. Here are some recommended actions consumers can take to protect themselves and answers to frequently asked questions.

Texas Chemical Explosions: More Safety Needed Now

Two small explosions last night at a Texas chemical facility highlight that comprehensive emergency regulations need to be enforced more strictly at chemical plants.

Statement on P&G’s Consumer Product Fragrance Disclosure Announcement

MASSPIRG Education Fund applauds consumer product giant Procter & Gamble, the maker of brands like Olay, Old Spice, and Pampers, for its announcement today that it will increase fragrance ingredient transparency in all of its consumer brands.

Verizon Security Breach: Steps to Take to Protect Yourself

By | Jeanne Foy
Director, Consumer Action Center

A security lapse at Verizon has exposed data from millions of Verizon customers - leaking names, addresses and personal identification numbers (PINs). Steps to protect your identity and account information.

TIPS TO STAY SECURE ONLINE

By | Jeanne Foy
Director, Consumer Action Center

Staying vigilant online in the face of growing cyberattacks.  

Report | MASSPIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

Protecting the People Who Protect US

How the CFPB protects and serves our military service members and their families.

#KickTheCan: BPA still found in many grocery stores’ canned foods

By | Dev Gowda
Director, Campaign for Toxic-Free Products

We’re all told to watch out for BPA in drinking bottles and baby products. But how about BPA in the cans that contain our food? A recent study by Center for Environmental Health (CEH) reveals that the toxic chemical BPA is readily found in canned foods. BPAs are often used in the liners of canned food to keep the aluminum from interacting with the food.

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