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Give now to support the Consumer Federation of California this Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2023

Help protect consumers on #GivingTuesday by giving generously to the Consumer Federation of California (CFC)!  CFC thanks YOU for all you do to help us help consumers. Today is a national day of generosity, #GivingTuesday. It’s a day when you can make a big impact on CFC’s …

Governor Newsom Signs a Number of Key Consumer Protection Legislation Sponsored by the Consumer Federation of California

October 17, 2023

Late Friday night California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law five bills sponsored by the Consumer Federation of California that help consumers avoid scams, junk fees, and enhance their rights over data that their in-vehicle cameras may capture. The five bills are: 1. SB 296 (Dodd) – …

CFC in the news: FTC proposes new rule to ban junk fees, offer transparent pricing

October 12, 2023

ABC 7 || Story by Michael Finney SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Buy a ticket to nearly any sporting event and you could be hit with junk fees. Complaints about add-on fees for concerts are legendary. Many San Francisco restaurants charge add-on fees that are only disclosed on the …


October 11, 2023

“Simple, elegant and groundbreaking” says CFC Executive Director For Immediate Release; October 11, 2023 Sacramento, CA –  Consumer Federation of California (CFC) Executive Director Robert Herrell today issued the following statement in response to the FTC’s proposed rule banning junk and hidden fees: “CFC strongly supports the simple, …

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As Sam Bankman-Fried fraud trial begins, Governor Newsom can act right now to protect California consumers in crypto

October 4, 2023

Two Bills on Governor’s Desk Would License & Regulate Crypto and “Crypto Kiosks” to Help Protect Consumers from Scams and Rip-Offs For Immediate Release || Wednesday, October 4, 2023 SACRAMENTO, CA – As the federal fraud trial of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried began in New York, the Consumer …