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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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Should I hit “accept” on cookie pop-ups?

When we use free websites and apps, there's often cookies and other tracking technologies in the background harvesting huge amounts of data about who we are and what we do online. Virtually no laws rein in the companies behind these cookies, nor how they use and sell the info they collect.

Conversations from the Capitol – 2022

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Conversations from the Capitol – 2022

With the legislative session wrapped, CoPIRG staff had the chance to talk to several legislators who sponsored CoPIRG-backed bills that resulted in big wins for consumers, our health, and our quality of life.

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Ed
Mierzwinski

Ed
Mierzwinski

Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program, PIRG

Mike
Litt

Mike
Litt

Director, Consumer Campaign, PIRG