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Get the information, tools and resources it takes to protect yourself in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

These days we all need to be smart consumers. We need access to the information and resources it takes to avoid the latest scams, stop identity thieves, spot rip offs and keep unsafe food and toxic products out of our shopping carts. PIRG’s consumer watchdog team does the research, publicizes issues through the media, produces consumer guides, and sends out consumer alerts so we all have the tools to make smart, safe, informed choices.

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In times of emergency, our researchers have found price surges of up to 166% for critical supplies like bottled water.

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Our guide provides tips for avoiding price-gouging and a how-to for reporting bad actors.

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Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program, PIRG