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2003

October

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August

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July

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June

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  • 2003 Overdraft Protection Survey. Consumer Action finds that overdraft protection can be a cost effective way to prevent expense and embarrassment of bounced checks. June 4, 2003 - The optional banking service known as overdraft protection is a widely…

May

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  • Phone Scam Results in Astronomical Charges. Fraud victims forced to pay up to $16,000 for international scam phone calls UPDATE, May 29, 2003 - A class action has been filed against AT&T on behalf of victims of voice mail hacking fraud.…
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  • Consumer Action sues ACE Cash Express. Lawsuit charges that ACE violated California's check cashing laws Download the complaint as a PDF file. May 22, 2003 - San Francisco, CA - Consumer Action today filed a lawsuit today in San Francisco Superior…

April

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  • Consumer Action sues American Express. Class action centers on company's failure to disclose credit card foreign currency exchange charges April 16, 2003 - Consumer Action is a lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against American Express charging that the…
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March

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  • 2003 Credit Card Rates Survey Press Release. CONTACT: Linda Sherry or Ken McEldowney, 415-777-9648 Chinese and Spanish speakers available. CA releases its 2003 annual Credit Card Rates Survey New study highlights anti-consumer practices that are becoming standard in the industry For the…

February

  • Federal Appeals Court Victory for Consumers. Court Slams Long Distance Giant’s Arbitration Clause as Unconscionable and Unenforceable Under California Consumer Protection Law Feb. 11, 2003 — Consumer Action's vigilance in advocating for consumers was rewarded today when the U.S. Court of…

2002

October

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  • MoneyWi$e Series Now Includes Rebuilding Credit. Four-Part Program Provides Individuals and Community-based Organizations with Free Financial Education Materials San Francisco, CA (Oct. 17, 2002) – Consumer Action, a national non-profit education organization specializing in financial education, today releases the final topic…

July

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March

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  • 2002 Credit Card Survey. Consumer Action surveyed 126 credit cards issued by 42 companies and found growing costs and an increase in anti-consumer practices.

February

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  • How is the Northeast Coping as Economic Slowdown Persists?. Money Wi$e Financial Literacy Program Reveals Research & New Resources February 21, 2002 -- A nationwide survey of U.S. residents conducted on behalf of Capital One and Consumer Action's Money Wi$e program uncovers key insights…
 

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