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News Release
9/8/2017
CONTACT John M. Simpson
Group Calls for Attorney General to Investigate SANTA MONICA, CA – Giant credit bureau Equifax’s response to a data breach and its offer for free credit monitoring for victims may violate California law, Consumer Watchdog said today. The group called for Attorney General Xavier Becerra to investigate. California law requires that a...
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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7/1/2016
Consumer Watchdog says oil companies have been price gouging Californians to the tune of $10 billion compared to the rest of the nation, and are applauding the Attorney General's subpoenas to oil companies this week.
News Release
6/30/2016
CONTACT Jamie Court & Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA - The Wall Street Journal is reporting that major California oil refiners are receiving subpoenas related to manipulating the gasoline supply to raise gasoline prices in the state. Consumer Watchdog provided evidence to the California Attorney General’s office one year ago today that refiners were using their market leverage...
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6/29/2016
Jamie Court responded to news that refiners in California had received subpoenas from the California Attorney General regarding gas prices in the state.
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6/29/2016
Consumer Watchdog responded to breaking news that refiners in California had been given subpoenas by the California Attorney General regarding possible gas price manipulation.
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6/29/2016
Consumer Watchdog applauds subpoenas to oil companies regarding gas price manipulation, calls for continued investigation.
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12/2/2015
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 Release
9/23/2015
CONTACT Jamie Court & Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA — ExxonMobil may be subverting a federal and state investigation into the explosion at its Torrance refinery last February that hobbled gasoline production and pushed gas prices sky high, Consumer Watchdog revealed in a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and California Attorney General Kamala...
News Release
9/11/2015
CONTACT Liza Tucker
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today asked the California Attorney General and US Attorneys to investigate the oil industry for mail fraud when its trade association sent out a mass mailing this week with a fraudulent web site address or URL attacking climate change legislation. The mailer deceived the recipients about the oil industry...