COVID-19 Consumer Tips

How do you avoid phishing and other online scams? Can you get a refund for travel expenses? How do you protect your credit? U.S. PIRG Education Fund has assembled a set of consumer tips and guides, and will add more in the days to come.

Consumer Tips Video Guides

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Guides and Resources

  • COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments are peddled in new scams

    Con-artists are preying on people's fear of the virus or their desperation for money. Follow these tips to avoid getting ripped off or dealing with identity theft.

  • 20 Questions to Ask Your Nursing Home during COVID

    Whether you have a loved one currently in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, or whether you’re shopping for one, you should arm yourself with a list of questions to gauge how safe the environment is. Here’s a guide to those questions, and the answers you should expect.

  • Protect Healthcare Workers

    COVID-19 cases continue to rage across the country, but our healthcare workers don't have enough of the equipment that they need to protect themselves and care for their patients.

  • Together Against COVID

    The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading out of control throughout much of the country. More than 230,000 Americans have died, hundreds more are dying every day. Deaths will continue to climb until our leaders fully commit to defeating the virus.