Protect Your Refund: Consumer Advocates Warn Tax  Scammers Will Steal Your Identity

Protect Your Refund: Consumer Advocates Warn Tax Scammers Will Steal Your Identity

It’s that time of year again: tax time. While almost everyone is excited for their well-earned tax return to arrive, there’s a group of people ready to take that money away from you. Thankfully, the National Consumers League wants to make sure consumers don’t fall victim to tax ID thieves. [More]

Consumers Group Asks FTC To Stop Misleading Vitaminwater Marketing

Consumers Group Asks FTC To Stop Misleading Vitaminwater Marketing

Sick of seeing Vitaminwater continue to market itself as some sort of health drink, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, the National Consumers League has called on the Federal Trade Commission to intervene and put an end to what it believes are Vitaminwater’s deceptive practices. [More]

Top 9 Scams Of 2009

Top 9 Scams Of 2009

The National Consumers League released their top 9 scams of 2009 findings, based on the scams that get reported to their fraud center. An interesting trend is that business opportunity and fake scholarships scams made the list this year, no doubt capitalizing on the recession. [More]

Consumerist Gets Awards, Makes Remarks

Consumerist Gets Awards, Makes Remarks

This week Meg and I received the National Consumers League’s Consumer Education and Leadership Award for our work on Consumerist. The award was given during the Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture. The annual event commemorates the work of pioneering media activist Everett C. Parker, notable for his work in getting a racist TV station’s FCC license revoked in 1971. We’d like to share the video and the remarks we gave:

Consumerist To Receive Consumer Education Leadership Award

Consumerist To Receive Consumer Education Leadership Award

This Wednesday Meghann Marco and myself Ben Popken will accept the National Consumers League Consumer Education Leadership Award. We are honored and thankful.

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The century-old National Consumers League (NCL) announced today that veteran consumer protection lawyer Sally Greenberg will become its executive director, starting October 1st. For the past 10 years, Greenberg worked as senior attorney at Consumers Union (who publish Consumer Reports), and this week she’s testifying at Senate toy safety hearings. [Washington Post]

Don’t Get A Refund Anticipation Loan

Don’t Get A Refund Anticipation Loan

Tax time is coming up and the National Consumers League is busy wildly flapping its arms to try to warn you off applying for a Refund Anticipation Loan this year.