The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) joined Public Citizen in calling on Congress to take immediate action to empower the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to protect consumers from payday loan scams. The move comes in the wake of a Supreme Court decision in favor of payday predators. That decision was blasted by the current acting Chair of the FTC.

U.S. PIRG’s Senior Director for Federal Consumer Programs Ed Mierzwinski released the following statement:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision was widely expected but that doesn’t make it any less disappointing — or dangerous — for U.S. consumers. In response, Congress must…

Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN

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