Research found that, despite the FCC's recent action, phone companies aren't doing enough to block spoofed calls and scam calls, despite a new law.
The EPA has announced that it will ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos — which has been linked to brain damage in children — from use on food crops. PIRG and our partners delivered more than 27,000 petition signatures calling on the EPA to protect public health and ban chlorpyrifos.
Cell phone carrier T-Mobile has announced that nearly 55 million Americans were affected by a hack of its records, which in some cases compromised Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers. In response, PIRG published a tip guide for how those affected can protect themselves against identity theft or "phishing" scams.
President Joe Biden has made the right call for nursing home residents and workers by announcing that Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements will not be available to nursing homes that employ unvaccinated workers. The science is clear: Vaccines work, and we need to utilize them if we want to protect our loved ones in nursing homes.
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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.
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.
A looming deadline should finally force all U.S. phone companies to take stopping robocalls seriously. However, only one-third of the largest mobile and home phone providers nationwide -- and a more disappointing percentage of smaller telecommunications companies -- have installed caller ID verification aimed at squashing illegal robocalls.
The No Surprises Act establishes arbitration to settle payment disputes. Regulators must design the dispute resolution system well so it won't add costs to the system.
Every year, Amazon destroys unsold and returned products by the millions. It's the pinnacle of unnecessary waste, and it has to stop.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.