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News Release
6/23/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today opposed SB 726, a California Senate Bill that would curtail the ability for critics to speak out against questionable business practices. The bill was introduced as gut and amend legislation by Sen. Ben Hueso. The Assembly Banking and Finance Committee will hold a hearing on SB 726 on Monday, June...
Video
12/2/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Ed Laskos interviews Consumer Watchdog's Jamie Court about two car donation charities that are accused of fraud and have lawsuits filed against them by CA Attorney General Kamala Harris.
News Story
3/7/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Fraud and scams cost Americans more than $1.6 billion last year. According to a report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there were more than 2 million cases of fraud in 2013, down slightly from the previous year. On average, there were 500 complaints per 100,000 residents in the 50 states. Eight of the 10 states with the highest rates had...
News Story
4/11/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
When times are hard, fraud often gets worse. Americans are under great financial pressure, and there is no shortage of criminals waiting to take advantage of it. According to the most recent report published by the Federal Trade Commission, there were more than 1.8 million complaints of fraud, identity theft or some other deceptive business...