September 25, 2008
John Breyault, formerly of Amplify Public Affairs (APA) in Washington, DC, has joined the staff of the National Consumers League, where he has been named Vice President, Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud.
September 26, 2008
NCL praised the House of Representatives for taking action to protect consumers from the deceptive practices of prepaid calling card companies but expressed concerns related to the bill’s shortcomings in preventing some of the most egregious anti-consumer practices related to these cards.
September 2, 2008
NCL's 2008 Consumer Calendar: September tips help consumers avoid falling victim to pretexting.
2008 Trumpeter Awards: National Consumers League to honor Ehrenreich, Blumenthal for careers in service
September 30, 2008
Bringing together a diverse group of representatives of labor unions, advocates, legislators, organizations, and industries, NCL will honor author and activist Barbara Ehrenreich and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal with its highest honor, the 2008 Trumpeter Award, this week on Capitol Hill.
October 1, 2008
For some conditions and treatments, it may make good financial or medical sense to swap out one prescription for another. But, as consumers reported in NCL’s survey, they are very interested in being a part of this process, to know their doctor is aware and supportive of the switch, and to feel confident that their health and treatment – not financial incentives – are top priority.
October 29, 2008
In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, NCL is cautioning consumers about computer-based scams threatening their bank accounts and other sensitive personal information.
November 18, 2008
During tough economic times, national and local consumer groups call on gift card industry to ease up on fees and expiration dates this gift-giving season
December 1, 2008
NCL's 2008 Consumer Calendar: December tips helps consumers protect their friends and loved ones from cards that lose value and cause heartache.