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News Release
3/29/2017
CONTACT Jonathan Phenix
Santa Monica, CA – Following Consumer Watchdog’s challenge to excessive rate hikes proposed by Farmers Insurance Group for 1.2 million renters, homeowners, and condo owners in California, the company has agreed to cut $27 million from its rate increase. Renters will see the greatest relief; their rates will drop by an average of 40.6%...
News Release
3/27/2017
CONTACT John Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – A crash involving an Uber robot car in Arizona shows the need for Uber to take the Safe Autonomous Vehicles (SAVe) Campaign pledge and agree to accept responsibility when one of its self-driving cars causes a crash, Consume Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group also called on Uber to release...
News Release
3/24/2017
CONTACT Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA— California Governor Jerry Brown has put the interests of Big Oil first in California though he criticized Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for the same thing as he made his way to Washington this week, Consumer Watchdog said today. In a letter, Brown wrote to Pruitt, “Once again, you’ve put the...
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3/22/2017
A study conducted by Consumer Watchdog shows Amazon fools its customers by posting misleading discounts.
News Release
3/20/2017
CONTACT John Simpson
    SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today petitioned the California Attorney General to investigate Amazon, the gargantuan online retailer, for misleading consumers by often leading them to believe they are getting deals with discounted prices, when they are not.  The charges are based on an extensive research analysis of...
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3/15/2017
The GOP's proposed American Healthcare Act would drive up prices for the elderly, sick, and those with lower incomes says Consumer Watchdog.
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3/14/2017
Amazon's "reference prices" mislead consumers by posting a discount which does not exist.
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3/14/2017
New report by Consumer Watchdog shows discounts on Amazon mislead consumers into thinking they are getting a better deal.
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3/14/2017
The "reference price" often given by Amazon to prove its competitive pricing isn't very competitive at all.  A new report by Consumer Watchdog shines light on Amazon's misleading practice of showing discounts that do not exist.
News Release
3/10/2017
CONTACT John Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – New regulations formally proposed today by the California Department of Motor Vehicles covering deployment of robot cars and testing of self-driving cars without steering wheels weaken safety protections, Consumer Watchdog said. It called for the regulations to be strengthened before they take effect. The nonpartisan,...