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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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Climate Financial Reform

We are holding insurance giants, big banks, and other companies that enable climate change accountable when they risk our financial well-being.

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Accountability for Investors

People should be able to invest for their futures without worrying about reckless risk or how their investments might make climate change worse.

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Ed
Mierzwinski

Ed
Mierzwinski

Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program, PIRG

Mike
Litt

Mike
Litt

Director, Consumer Campaign, PIRG