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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 M. 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,...
News Release
3/8/2017
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA. – Uber today received a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to test its robot cars in the state and Consumer Watchdog warned that the cars should not carry passengers while still being tested. “When Uber illegally deployed its robot cars in San Francisco last year, the vehicles were observed...
News Release
3/8/2017
CONTACT Harvey Rosenfield
SANTA MONICA, CA: “Self-driving” vehicles will pose unprecedented safety, security, and privacy risks, and insurance companies and auto makers will try to shift the blame – and the costs – to consumers through higher insurance rates, Consumer Watchdog warned today in an informational hearing in Sacramento conducted by the...
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3/2/2017
KCAL TV 9 interviews Carmen Balber of Consumer Watchdog about the details of the GOP's coming Obamacare replacement and the potential for serious drawbacks for consumers.