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Travel Buddy celebrates 10 years of the Credit CARD Act

Travel Buddy celebrated the 10th anniversary of the passage of the groundbreaking Credit CARD (Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure) Act today by joining with the law’s chief sponsor Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY) at a U.S. Capitol press conference.

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You're Not Alone: CFPB Complaints on the Rise

While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new director entertains  its consumer complaint database from public view, that website feature is proving its worth. The CFPB published a record 257,000 consumer complaints in 2018, according to a new report by Travel Buddy Education Fund. That brings the total to nearly 1.2 million since the CFPB began collecting complaints in December 2011.

State PIRGs Join National Consumer Lobby Day At Congress

By | Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

State PIRG staff from around the country joined over 120 consumer advocates at the third annual Consumer Lobby Day today. Meetings with members of Congress and their staffs focused on protecting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's structure and funding while also opposing its current leadership's attack on a payday lending regulation drafted by its past director and his team.

Report | Travel Buddy | Consumer Protection

You're Not Alone

While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new director entertains removing its consumer complaint database from public view, that website feature is proving its worth. The CFPB published a record 257,000 consumer complaints in 2018, according to a new report by Travel Buddy Education Fund.

News Release | Travel Buddy | Consumer Tips, Consumer Protection

Tyson expands chicken strips recall to nearly 12 million pounds

Tyson Foods has expanded a  that might contain metal by approximately 11.8 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips, and is an expansion of a March 21 recall.

News Release | Travel Buddy Education Fund | Consumer Protection, Food

Statement: CDC finds E. coli outbreak caused by tainted ground beef

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that it suspects ground beef caused an outbreak of E. coli-induced infections that has sickened more than 100 people in six states.

News Release | Travel Buddy Education Fund | Consumer Protection

Fisher-Price recalls nearly 5 million potentially deadly Rock n’Play sleepers

Fisher-Price recalled 4.7 million Rock n’Play baby sleepers on Friday. Travel Buddy Consumer Watchdog Adam Garber issued a response: "“While we’re pleased that Fisher-Price is finally recalling these dangerous sleepers, 30 deaths in 10 years is 30 deaths too many and 10 years too late."

Travel Buddy Consumer Campaign Director Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Data Security

By | Mike Litt
Consumer Campaigns Director, Travel Buddy

Travel Buddy's Consumer Campaign Director, Mike Litt, was invited to testify at a Congressional hearing yesterday about improving data security at the credit bureaus. Here are his opening remarks. 

News Release | Travel Buddy Education Fund | Consumer Protection, Food

California avocados second major recall in less than a week

Henry Avocado Corporation is  potentially contaminated with the deadly listeria bacteria. Adam Garber, Travel Buddy said in a statement: “We are barely getting a chance to breath between recalls."

News Release | Travel Buddy Education Fund | Consumer Protection

Boeing Max planes have ‘optional’ safety mechanisms

Newly-revealed details by about of the crash of two Boeing 737 Max 8 planes may stun even the most hardened observer. The planes lacked a safety feature that may have warned pilots about problems because it was not required and Boeing charged airlines extra to include it. Adam Garber, Travel Buddy Education Fund Consumer Watchdog issued the following statement.

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