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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, conducts media exposes, produces consumer guides, and sends out consumer alerts so we 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 face masks and 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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Tips to find out about important food recalls

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Tips to find out about important food recalls

We see hundreds of food recalls every year. Some lead to people being hospitalized or even dying. Consumers should consider what they can do to help protect themselves and their families by finding out about food recalls quickly.

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Ed
Mierzwinski

Ed
Mierzwinski

Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program, PIRG