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Debt Collectors, Debt Complaints: The CFPB's Consumer Complaint Database Gets Real Results for Consumers

Debt collectors trying to collect debt from the wrong person were the top source of complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), according to a report released today by the MASSPIRG Education Fund. 

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News Release | MASSPIRG EDUCATION FUND | Consumer Protection

Mistaken Identity Tops Debt Collection Complaints

Massachusetts Consumers Getting Relief through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Public Consumer Complaints Database

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News Release | MASSPIRG Education Fund | Transportation

New Report: University Campuses Like Harvard and UMass Boston Are Transportation Trailblazers as Students Lead Shift From Driving

As Millennials lead a national shift away from driving, universities like Harvard and UMass Boston are giving students new options for getting around and becoming innovators in transportation policy, according to a new report released today.

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Report | MASSPIRG Education Fund | Transportation

A New Course

How universities across America are at the forefront of finding new ways to meet the demands of Millenials for lifestyles with less driving.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection

MASSPIRG Supports Proposed Consumer Protections for MA Drivers

Testifying before the Attorney General at a Boston hearing, MASSPIRG’s Legislative Director Deirdre Cummings called the proposed auto insurance consumer protection reforms “long overdue”.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

Bay Staters Send Message to Senator Brown

To show the continued momentum on Main Street for financial reform, advocates from the Massachusetts delegation of Americans for Financial Reform delivered 4,000 petitions to Senator Scott Brown, urging him to once again vote with Main Street and pass Wall Street reform Legislation.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Budget, Tax

Senate Hits One Out of the Park for Transparency

Transparency advocates praised last night’s vote by the Massachusetts Senate approving two reforms which will set a new standard for government transparency and accountability.

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News Release | MASSPIRG | Consumer Protection, Financial Reform

SENATE TAKES HISTORIC STEP TOWARD REINING IN WALL STREET, PROTECTING CONSUMERS

Senate passage last night of the Restoring American Financial Stability Act, S. 3217, was long overdue relief for consumers and taxpayers in Massachusetts and the country.

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Senate Votes Down Broad Attack on State Enforcement of Wall Street Reforms

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted down a broad crippling amendment offered by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) to the Wall Street Reform bill.

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