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2021

December

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November

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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - December 2021. This month's newsletter features articles on how to (attempt to) stop robocalls; a rundown on our recent 50th anniversary convening, looking at five decades of consumer protections (which you can now watch on YouTube); advice for safeguarding your financial data from a recent webinar; new class action settlements you can join; and more.
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  • Last chance to get advance child tax credit. It could be a financial lifeline just in time for the holidays — a child tax credit payment to cover food, rent or presents for children in households struggling to make ends meet. The American
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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - November 2021. The INSIDER rundown: Certificates of recognition for 10 allies, advocates and board members; Hotline Chronicles on how to address identity theft; the CFPB's new director; BofA settles class action lawsuit about auto-pay options; and more.

October

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  • Justice Department to expand redlining investigation efforts. The Justice Department announced Friday a cross-government effort to investigate and prosecute redlining, the practice of banks discriminating against racial minorities or certain neighborhoods. It is the first major expansion of redlining investigations since the
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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - October 2021. In this month's edition, we report on our upcoming 50th anniversary events, warn rental car customers about the often unexpected cost of tolls, highlight recent coalition efforts and CFPB activities, and alert readers to a class action suit against Wells Fargo for unrefunded GAP fees.

September

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  • New York extends eviction moratorium to January. New York State lawmakers agreed to extend sweeping protections against evictions into next year. The new agreement, which extends the moratorium through Jan.15 and was passed by the State Legislature late Wednesday, now creates one
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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - September 2021. In this month's edition, we report on new members to our board, examine inaccurate news reports, share some stories from student loan borrowers who were burned by the federal government's public service loan forgiveness program, and present our recorded webinar on how to get the temporary Emergency Broadband Benefit, a monthly subsidy that can help your household connect to high speed broadband for less money.

August

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  • CFPB keeps pressure on mortgage companies to help homeowners. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has warned mortgage servicers to take proactive steps to assist borrowers, including dedicating resources and staffers to stay in contact with borrowers to ultimately reduce foreclosures and foreclosure-related costs. Some
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  • Is there racism in the deed to your home?. Racial covenants were used across the United States, and though they are now illegal, the ugly language remains in countless property records. In Seattle and Boston, Los Angeles and Long Island and beyond, racism doesn
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  • The stigma of a scarlet E. Eviction cases are a stubborn blot on any renter’s history. They are nearly impossible to scrub away, even if the tenant made good on obligations or it was only a scare tactic by
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  • Tenant screening reports (Summer 2021). Landlords rely on background reports to screen and assess prospective tenants. These reports, however, can contain inaccurate details that close the door on tenants seeking rental housing. In this issue of Consumer Action News we examine the pros and cons of these reports.
  • Tenant screening reports (Summer 2021). Landlords rely on background reports to screen and assess prospective tenants. These reports, however, can contain inaccurate details that close the door on tenants seeking rental housing. In this issue of Consumer Action News we examine the pros and cons of these reports.
  • Tenant screening reports (Summer 2021). Landlords rely on background reports to screen and assess prospective tenants. These reports, however, can contain inaccurate details that close the door on tenants seeking rental housing. In this issue of Consumer Action News we examine the pros and cons of these reports.
  • Tenant screening reports can risk—even ruin—renters' chances. Consumer Action looks at tenant screening reports used by landlords to vet tenants. These reports have been found to contain inaccurate information about tenants' past rental and eviction history—-errors than can bar people from finding a new rental home.
 

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