Watchdog report: scammers increasingly relying on Internet-enabled phone technology to reach victims
January 23, 2014
NCL has released its report of the top ten scams of 2013. The report revealed a sharp uptick in people contacted via telephone indicating con artists are using the Internet to reach high volumes of consumers.
Flu diagnoses continue to rise; advocates fear misconceptions about flu vaccine will have negative impact on individuals, communities
January 17, 2014
With flu cases on the rise, consumer health advocates are pointing to new data on American misperceptions about vaccinations and why that is a cause for concern.
January 13, 2014
This week the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) will hear public comments regarding the 2015 Dietary Guidelines. NCL and other consumer advocates will use this opportunity to stress the importance of mandatory nutrition facts labels on alcoholic beverages.
January 10, 2014
As the National Consumers League (NCL) enters 2014 – its 115thyear – we remain dedicated to the mission of protecting and promoting the interests of consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For 2014, NCL has identified 10 priorities, not listed in order of preference, and all vitally important, that will help to shape its work, enabling NCL to fulfill its mission on behalf of consumers and workers.
January 8, 2014
The FTC has charged and fined four companies – Sensa Products, LLC, L’Occitane, Inc., HCG Diet Direct and LeanSpa, LLC – a total of $34 million for duping consumers into buying fraudulent weight-loss products.
January 7, 2014
Mel Watt, now-former representative from North Carolina, was sworn in today as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Consumer group applauds trio of Senators for requesting Congressional hearing to examine data security standards
January 3, 2014
In the aftermath of the late 2013 data breach at Target, NCL is applauding a trio of Senators who are asking for a hearing on the nation’s data security standards.
December 17, 2013
Today, NCL applauds the DC City Council for passing measures that will raise the District's minimum wage and closes the loophole that bans tipped wage workers from paid sick leave.
December 17, 2013
With flu season underway and the start of winter upon us, consumer advocates are concerned that misinformation about side effects and ineffectiveness of vaccines may be contributing to a failure to have children vaccinated. One in five Americans report having not received the flu vaccine due to fear that it causes flu; Fewer than half of parents say their child has received vaccine.
December 16, 2013
Chairwoman Ramirez joined former FTC Chairwoman Deborah Platt Majoras to discuss identity theft, which costs Americans $21.6 billion annually