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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After Equifax: To Freeze or to Lock

The Equifax data breach means many consumers, including 3 million Tennesseans, have had their sensitive personal information compromised. This information can be used to open new credit accounts and can create financial headaches and chaos. Now, people are asking: What should I do to protect myself? Our friends at Consumer Federation of America have some […]

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Wells Fargo Won’t Stop the Lies

Yesterday, Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan sat in front of the Senate Banking Committee to update that body on the company’s response to the fake account/fraud scandal. While Sloan painted a picture of a company improving the way it does business, our friends at the American Association for Justice point out that Sloan lied repeatedly […]

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Free Credit Freeze? Yes, Please!

In the wake of the Equifax security breach, U.S. PIRG outlines the demand for free credit freezes for all consumers. Here’s more from their press release: Following a reported breach of the personal information of over 145 million consumers, including their dates of birth and Social Security Numbers, U.S. PIRG has compiled an interactive map […]

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1 in 4 Cars Sold by Carmax under Active Recall

Citizens for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) is out with a report on used cars sold by Carmax. The results? 1 in 4 cars offered for sale by Carmax is under and active safety recall. Tennessee lawmakers had an opportunity to prevent used car dealers from selling cars under recall this year, but refused to […]

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Tell OUR Senators: End Forced Arbitration

Call your Senators today! Right before the CEOs of Equifax and Wells Fargo are set to testify before Congress, Senate Republicans are pushing to repeal the CFPB forced arbitration rule — as soon as this week! We need to throw everything we have into this to ensure it does not happen. Now is the time to get answers and hold […]

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Consumers: What to Know About Equifax

Mike Litt of Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) offers comments on how to proceed in the face of the Equifax data breach: “Consumers should know the risks and limits of what Equifax is offering and consider getting credit freezes with all three national credit bureaus instead. Equifax’s response to its breach fell short to begin […]

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What’s Up with Equifax?

The Equifax data breach is of concern to ALL consumers. What’s even more concerning is Equifax’s response, including forcing consumers into individual arbitration. Chi Chi Wu of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) explains: Statement of National Consumer Law Center Staff Attorney Chi Chi Wu on the Equifax Data Breach that Affected 143 Million Consumers […]

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Hold Wells Fargo Accountable

Tennessee Citizen Action joined a coalition of 33 groups led by Public Citizen and Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) today in calling on congressional committees to investigate additional deception by Wells Fargo related to insurance sales practices. The groups sent a letter outlining their concerns to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and the U.S. House Financial Services […]

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