Our more scholarly siblings over at Consumer Reports recently sat down for an interview with David Vladeck, director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. And while Mr. Vladeck had all sorts of important things to say about scams, frauds and various sorts of hoodwinkery, the most important thing is that he likes us… he really likes us.
When asked if he reads Consumerist, Mr. Vladeck replied:
I certainly look at The Consumerist, not just for complaints but also to spot trends.
That’s right… we’re not just here to help you complain — We’re also trendsetters!
In all seriousness, you should check out the entire interview with Mr. Vladeck over at the CR blog.
And if you’re a Consumerist reader who also happens to be a highly placed government official — or perhaps a titan of industry that follows us religiously — don’t be afraid to let your Consumerist flag fly!