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How to Spot a Scam During COVID-19

Scammers and hackers are trying to take advantage of COVID-19 concern. These tips will help keep your information safe.

ID Theft & Privacy Checklists

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Make Higher Education Affordable

Make VW Pay

VW cheated the public and must be held accountable. 

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Modernize The Vote

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New Economy

We keep producing and consuming more and more “stuff.” How can we do a better job of improving the quality of our lives? Our New Economy program is finding answers.

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Paying off Student Debt During COVID-19

Worried about paying for student loans during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here are 5 potential ways to reduce your payments.

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PIRG Consumer Watchdog

For more than 40 years, we’ve been educating consumers how to protect themselves and their rights. We fight to get dangerous products off store shelves, to end exploitative practices, and ensure a level playing field in the marketplace. And we advocate for new rules, institutions and policies to defend consumers from the economic and political power of special interests. Right now, our Watchdog team is focused on consumer threats from data breaches to dangerous toys.

Protecting Children While Sheltering in Place

While we shelter in place and children stay home all day, it's important keep certain hazards out of their reach.

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