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News - Current Press Releases

Tougher Towing Rules Proposed to Protect Drivers - September 29, 2005
DCA Hits the Streets For 3rd Annual Business Education Day: Teams Blanket Small Businesses in Every Borough with Information About Consumer Protection Laws - August 12, 2005
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Sues Major Wireless Companies for Deceptive Cell Phone Advertising - July 21, 2005
Dining Al Fresco More Likely to Be on the Menu this Summer: Consumer Affairs, Restaurants & Community Tout Success of Improved Sidewalk Café Licensing Process - June 24, 2005
City Inspecting Amusement Rides at Street Fairs and Block Parties to Ensure Safe Summer - June 8, 2005

Consumers Who Had Items in Storage Warehouse Fire Urged to Contact DCA to Begin Reimbursement Process - June 7, 2005

Consumer Affairs Conducting Unannounced Spot Checks at Gas Stations Citywide Before Peak Holiday Driving Season - May 27, 2005

Consumer Affairs Cites Immigrant Service Providers for Not Complying With New Disclosure Law - May 10, 2005

DCA Taking Hard Line With Unlicensed Home Improvement Contractors, 60 Vehicles Seized Citywide - May 9, 2005

Consumer Affairs Commissioner Gretchen Dykstra Announces Initiative to Protect New Yorkers From Passover Overcharges - April 11, 2005

MLB Advanced Media and Steiner Sports Ink Agreements Totaling More Than $230,000 to Settle Charges of Deceptive Email Promotion - April 9, 2005

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Announces the Resignation of Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Gretchen Dykstra - April 7, 2005

National Chain Stores CVS and Kmart Pay $130,000 in Total Fines to City for Illegal Sale and Display of Fake Guns - March 31, 2005

DCA Cites Tax Preparers for Not Complying With ‘Consumer Bill of Rights’ or Disclosure Requirements - March 15, 2005

DCA Pulls Licenses from Two Tow Truck Companies for Repeat Violations and Overcharging Drivers - March 14, 2005

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, Consumer Affairs Commissioner Gretchen Dykstra, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Bronx District Attorney Robert T. Johnson Announce the Arrest of 34 Individuals who Falsified Documentation in Order to Participate in the Rotation Tow Program - February 16, 2005

Unlicensed Home Improvement Contractors and Unfinished, Shoddy Work Top List of Complaints Received at DCA for 2004 - February 9, 2005

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, 1199/SEIU Health & Human Service Union President Dennis Rivera, Unite Here Executive Vice President Peter Ward, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service and H&R Block Launch Effort to Boost Filings for The Earned Income Tax Credit - January 12, 2005

Consumer and Banking Officials Team up to Launch 'Bank on New York'; Campaign - January 6, 2005

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