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Keep out e-ghosts and goblins this National Cyber Security Month

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.

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Keep out unwanted guests

November 1, 2008
NCL's 2008 Consumer Calendar: November tips help consumers protect their computers and personal privacy from hackers and con artists

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Groups issue ‘Gift Card Holder’s Bill of Rights’ for holiday season

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

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Choose gift cards wisely this holiday 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.

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Economic security, health and safety of nation: National groups call for adoption of pro-consumer policies

December 11, 2008
Seven national groups join together to reverse slide on pocketbook issues, announce call for White House Consumer 'Czar,' goals for new Congress, challenges for new administration.

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Statement of support from the National Consumers League on House passage of the DTV Delay Act

February 4, 2009
As an estimated 6.5 million U.S. households remain unprepared for the DTV transition, NCL applauded the U.S. House of Representatives to approve a four-month delay in the shutdown of analog TV signals as a victory for consumers.

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More bad economic news: Recession putting consumers at increased risk of being duped by pyramid schemes

February 26, 2009
Nearly a third of Americans say the current recession has made them more likely to consider a home-based business offer, which has prompted consumer advocates to issue a warning that fraudulent pyramid schemes disguised as legitimate business opportunities are posing a greater threat than ever to consumers’ wallets and financial health.

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Prevention, not just enforcement, needed to curb growth in foreclosure rescue scams

April 10, 2009
With home foreclosures at an unprecedented and historic high, millions of consumers are more vulnerable than ever to mortgage fraud and bogus foreclosure rescue schemes, warns NCL, which today called for greater focus on consumer education to fight the growth of mortgage-related frauds.

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Consumer, public interest leaders to wireless industry: Forgive early termination fees for unemployed subscribers

April 21, 2009
With millions of workers facing layoffs, involuntary furloughs, and unemployment consumer and public interest leaders are urging the wireless industry to take the pro-consumer step of allowing subscribers who have become unemployed to cancel their service contracts without incurring penalties that could add to their financial burdens.

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