Consumer Tips

For more than 40 years, U.S. PIRG Education Fund has alerted the public to risks to their health, safety and financial security. And, we empower people to avoid these dangers and protect themselves. Below are some of our most frequently requested resources and new we're adding new ones regularly.

Consumer Tips Video Guides

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Which consumer problem are you most concerned about during the COVID-19 outbreak?
price gouging on critical supplies
COVID-19 related scams
utility and student loan payment
airplane and travel refunds
Guides and Resources

  • How to Identify and Report Price Gouging

    Absurd prices for products should not be a concern during this outbreak. Here's how to identify price gouging and put a stop to it.

  • Paying off Student Debt During COVID-19

    Worried about paying for student loans during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here are 5 potential ways to reduce your payments.

  • Responding to the crisis

    The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge for our country, threatening our health, wellbeing and democracy. Now more than ever, we need to work together to ensure that our government has a coordinated, strategic response to safeguard the public’s health, protect consumers from emerging dangers and ensure people can still participate fully in our democracy.

  • What to Buy for the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Unsure what to buy during this COVID-19 outbreak? Here are some important items to fill your cabinets.

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