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Auto loan complaints rise in pandemic

Purchasing a car is a minefield for consumers at even the best of times. Tricks and traps in the auto marketplace can leave consumers paying more for a car than they should — or, worse, to being victimized by predatory and abusive practices by auto dealers and lenders. Even before COVID-19, consumers buying or leasing a vehicle frequently faced scams, high-pressure sales tactics, and other problems.

Beat High Bank Fees

Banks rely on consumer indifference when they raise fees. They count on consumers not shopping around. PIRG’s Big Banks, Bigger Fees reports routinely find that small banks and credit unions are not following the big banks’ lead; they still offer many free or low cost accounts.

Group Letter To FTC: Is Facebook In Violation of 2011 Privacy Order?

Recent news stories about Facebook's sharing of consumer information with data broker Cambridge Analytica raise a question: Is Facebook in violation of a 2011 privacy order with the Federal Trade Commission? We join leading groups in a letter to the FTC.

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