RIPIRG Latest Blog Posts

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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.

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

Half the country faces fire and wind, the other half wind, rain and flood. Despite nay-saying from some members of Congress, the Biden administration's financial regulators continue to make the global climate change crisis a financial regulatory priority. 

Cover graphic by Ron Mader via Flickr, some rights reserved.

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.

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

The hackers say they have personal data on 100 million people. Long before this breach, you should have assumed some or all of your personal information was compromised