No one should worry about being the target of unfair financial practices, scams, and schemes.
From renting or purchasing a home, or buying a car to taking out a loan or making an insurance claim—we deserve to feel confident and trust that every transaction we make is safe.
But far too often, we are cheated, treated poorly, or targeted by scams. When bad actors violate our consumer rights, there are not enough options for justice. Decades-old policies and practices have put business interests ahead of Oregonians’, and the services and financial products we rely on—like loans, warranties, and credit cards—aren’t set up to support those using them. And we know that racism is ingrained in all our systems—including banks and financial institutions—and continues to contribute to deep disparities in wealth, benefiting white people and driving inequities that impact communities of color.
Oregon Consumer Justice (OCJ) is a statewide organization dedicated to expanding and protecting the rights of consumers, advancing justice for every Oregonian. We strengthen and safeguard Oregon consumers’ rights through advocacy, community engagement, and the law. Together, we’re stopping unfair and predatory practices that strip wealth and resources from our families and communities.