Fight Back Against Identity Fraud

Our friends at Consumer Federation of America have some advice about how you can protect yourself from identity fraud: Create separate passwords for your most sensitive accounts. Sure, it’s convenient to use the same password for everything. Crooks know that, so if they get your password for one account, they’ll try it to log into accounts […]

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TNCA Urges Congressional Delegation to Protect Consumers

As legislation is introduced today that would overturn the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rule protecting consumers from predatory payday lenders, Tennessee Citizen Action called on the state’s congressional delegation to stand with consumers and oppose the legislation. “Tennessee consumers need relief from the debt trap offered by payday predators,” said executive director Andy Spears. […]

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Trump Seeks to Undermine Consumer Protection Agency

Donald Trump’s unacceptable choice of Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) is not only unwise, it may also be illegal. Our friends at Consumer Federation of America have more:   Today, Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Leandra English, will begin working in that role, pursuant to the […]

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Mulvaney Exposed: Trump’s Potential CFPB Pick Bad for Consumers

Our friends at Allied Progress offer some insight into Mick Mulvaney, the likely replacement for Richard Cordray at CFPB: Responding to widespread reporting that Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney will be tapped by President Trump to also serve as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Allied Progress released the following statement and […]

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Cordray to Step Down from CFPB

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray announced today his plans to resign his post at the end of this month. Cordray is the founding director of the Bureau and led it to become a powerful advocate for consumers. Lisa Donner, executive director of Americans for Financial Reform, had this to say on the […]

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Trump Turns His Back on Consumers

Donald Trump today signed legislation supported by Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker that will allow big banks like Wells Fargo and companies like Equifax to avoid accountability when they defraud or harm consumers. Here’s a statement on the issue from our friends at Consumer Federation of America: Today, President Trump stood shoulder to shoulder […]

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Veterans Groups Urge Veto of Anti-Consumer Legislation

Last week, Senators Alexander and Corker voted in favor of legislation overturning a key consumer protection governing financial transactions. If signed into law, this will mean companies like Equifax and Wells Fargo can harm and defraud consumers with little recourse. Today, the United Veterans Council added its voice to a number of Veterans Groups calling […]

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Senate May Overturn Consumer Protection, Let Wells Fargo and Equifax Harm Consumers

Tennessee Citizen Action has joined with consumer advocacy groups from around the country to stand up for key protections provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). This includes ending a practice known as “forced arbitration” which takes away a consumer’s right to have grievances heard in court. Wells Fargo used forced arbitration to avoid […]

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Blackburn Should Return Drug Money

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            CONTACT: ANDY SPEARS OCTOBER 19, 2017                                                                                           615.815.4544 or andy@tnca.org       Consumer Group Calls on Blackburn to Return Drug Money “If Blackburn cares about Tennessee families, she’ll return this money and join the fight against our state’s opioid epidemic”   (Nashville, TN) – Consumer advocacy group Tennessee Citizen Action today called […]

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Citizen Action Joins Groups Calling for Action after Equifax

The Equifax data breach brought to light many concerns about financial security and consumer protection. As Congress digs deeper, Tennessee Citizen Action joined with consumer groups from around the nation to call for meaningful policy solutions. Here’s what we told lawmakers: First, the Equifax scandal underscores the importance of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rule […]

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