Consumer Protection

We expose unfair and dishonest business practices and help New Yorkers become smarter consumers through consumer guides, surveys and alerts.
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Ranking Banking scorecards State Sen. Franz Leichter, Office of the NYC Public Advocate Scorecard annually ranked New York's banks based on account fees and deposit interest rates. Helped New Yorkers get the best banking deal.
Highway Robbery Office of the NYC Comptroller Documented how New York's auto insurers earned the highest auto insurer profits in the nation and called for a $1.5 billion reduction in insurance premiums. Premiums were subsequently reduced.
The Consumer Bible - 1001 Ways to Shop Smart Workman Press Ralph Nader called this book, "a giant peace-of-mind reference." Co-authored with Mark Green and Nancy Youman.

what we can do

  • Investigative reports
  • Consumer guides
  • Regulatory actions


Who we have worked for

  • Office of the NYC Public Advocate
  • NYC Department of Consumer Affairs