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New Ad Reminds Holiday Shoppers “The CFPB Man” is Watching

posted December 19, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016 – The US Consumer Coalition (USCC) today launched an ad entitled “The CFPB Man.” This is a digital ad campaign reminding all Americans that they’re not alone this holiday season when making their last minute purchases in stores and online. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has admitted to collecting the personal credit card records of 95% of all Americans according to their strategic plan. This program continues despite numerous inquiries by Congress and admissions by the Director of the CFPB, Richard Cordray, that he cannot ensure that the data is secure. Former Speaker of the House and Senior Advisor to USCC, Newt Gingrich, discussed this program in an article in the Wall Street Journal

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The CFPB Man [URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HZphkfgiYs]

 “Santa isn’t the only one with a list this time of year. This week, millions of Americans are completing their holiday shopping and we want to remind them that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will be monitoring their purchases whether they like it or not. How would you feel if government bureaucrats knew what your kids were getting for Christmas before they ripped open the wrapping paper on Christmas morning?” said Brian J. Wise, President of the US Consumer Coalition.

 “The CFPB’s consumer snooping campaign puts the NSA data collection program to shame. As the poster child for nanny-state government, the CFPB proudly claims the ability and necessity to monitor the individual financial transactions of Americans without cause or consent. This should be of special concern as shoppers buy their last minute holiday presents in stores and online.

 “While millions of consumers are selecting presents for loved ones this season, their tax dollars are going toward unwarranted surveillance of those purchases. USCC is leading the charge to reform the nation’s most unaccountable and out of control government agency.”

About US Consumer Coalition

The US Consumer Coalition (USCC) is a consumer advocacy organization that promotes expanded consumer choice, responsible regulation of consumer-facing industries, fair market conditions, and consumer freedom. Learn more at www.USConsumers.org.

 For more information, or to book an interview, contact Diego Sanchez at media@usconsumers.org.