Consumer Protection.

 

AkPIRG is dedicated to promoting awareness of consumer interest issues that too often go unaddressed. We are the only Alaskan organization specifically focused on defending consumers.

 

AkPIRG: Tips to Prevent Against Earthquake Scams

Southcentral Alaska is reeling from the recent earthquake damage. These are some tips to help consumers in the quake zone ensure that no one takes advantage of them and that they and their loved ones stay safe.

 

Coalition letter to FTC and CFPB

AkPIRG signs letter encouraging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to investigate a security flaw with Experian’s website.

 

Companies void warranties for independent repair

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A survey by the consumer group U.S. PIRG Education Fund found that the vast majority of appliance manufacturers continue to oppose independent repair. Of the 50 appliance manufacturers surveyed, 45 automatically void the warranties if the device had “unauthorized” repair.