Of Consuming Interest

Of Consuming Interest is a weekly show examining the most important consumer issues today.


Are the apps on your phone safe?

Steve Pociask, American Consumer Institute, discusses the use of apps on your devices, their vulnerabilities to hacking, and the things consumers can do to protect their personal information.
00:25:00 9/22/2018

Past Episodes

Nat Wood, with the Federal Trade Commission, discusses actions taken by the agency to combat robocalls, grandparent scams, identity theft and a host of other frauds targeting consumers.
00:25:00 8/25/2018
Jim Quiggle with the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud describes how crooks are using the new Medicare cards to defraud consumers, as well as the continuing menace of medical identity theft, which can cost lives as well as money and staged car accidents.
00:25:00 8/10/2018
Debra Berlyn, president of Consumer Policy Solutions, discusses what it really costs consumers who use "free" things on the internet.
00:24:59 8/5/2018
Consumer advocate Charlie Leocha of Travelers United discusses the many hidden fees you are likely to pay when making travel arrangements.
00:25:00 7/28/2018
Pete Sepp a member of the Coalition for Contact Lens Consumer Choice discusses proposed changes to the rules that give consumers the ability to shop around for eyewear and to have refractive eye exams and renew prescriptions online.
00:25:00 6/30/2018
Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission discusses the funds dedicated to helping restore the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico communications networks, action taken against robocallers, initiatives against cramming and slamming, and efforts to deploy broadband to rural areas.
00:25:00 6/28/2018
Ted Frank of the Competitive Enterprise Institute Center for Class Action Fairness discusses how class action lawsuits sometimes benefit only the lawyers bringing the suit, not the damaged consumers. Actions taken by the center have resulted in positive changes for consumers involved in class action lawsuits.
00:25:00 6/24/2018
Kyle Burgess of Consumers' Research discusses how counterfeit products and drugs endanger the lives of millions of consumers.
00:25:00 6/16/2018
Janet Bodnar, former editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, discusses the pros and cons of retirement and how to have a meaningful life after leaving your job.
00:25:00 6/9/2018
Owen Donley, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, discusses cryptocurrencies.
00:25:00 5/26/2018

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