CORONAVIRUS: INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS AND BUSINESSES

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the world, including Los Angeles County, has affected the way we live, travel, and spend money. Consumers are faced with many decisions and challenges, including avoiding scams and price gouging. Many business owners are faced with a large downturn in customers and profits. DCBA is here to help.

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It’s our mission to create a fair and vibrant marketplace for consumers and businesses.

ABOUT US

The County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs has a long history of working to ensure a fair marketplace for L.A. County residents.

START A SMALL BUSINESS

The East L.A. Entrepreneur Center is a one-stop shop for helping entrepreneurs start successful small businesses in Los Angeles County.

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FORECLOSURE PREVENTION

Homeowners: Find out how DCBA’s Foreclosure Prevention experts can help you explore all of your options to keep you in your home.

Find out when it's your turn to receive your free COVID-19 vaccination. Visit VaccinateLACounty.com
KNOW YOUR TIER

Find out when it’s your turn to receive your free COVID-19 vaccination. Visit VaccinateLACounty.com for information.

SCAM ALERT

Fraudsters constantly develop new scams to steal money from consumers and violate their rights. Education and awareness are the best tools to combat consumer fraud. Check this page regularly to learn about recent scams and how to avoid them.

AVOID COVID-19 VACCINE SCAMS

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is in Los Angeles County, scammers are targeting local residents with new, vaccine-related schemes. Protect your money and personal information. Learn the facts about how the vaccine is being distributed from the Department of Public Health.

Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

PRICE GOUGING APP

Report price gouging as you witness it in your community. From water to cleaning products, the Stop Price Gouging app guides you through the process of filing a complaint and creating a profile so you can check the status your case.

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LA County’s Temporary Eviction Moratorium Extended Until June 30, 2021

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to extend the County’s Temporary Eviction Moratorium through June 30, 2021. The Moratorium, originally introduced in March 2020, places a Countywide ban on evictions for residential and commercial tenants, including mobilehome space renters. Under the County’s Moratorium, tenants may not be evicted for nonpayment of rent…

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Scam Alert: Fake Los Angeles County Checks

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Los Angeles County (County) warns consumers to be on the lookout for a scam involving counterfeit checks that appear to be from the County. Recently, the Auditor-Controller and Department of Consumer and Business Affairs have received reports that some individuals have unexpectedly received fake checks that look like legitimate County checks even though they were…

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Tax Season is Here, and So Are Scammers: Be Careful of These Top Tax Scams

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Tax season is here. Time to gather all your important documents and find the best way to file your income taxes. Whether you’re doing your own taxes or hiring a tax preparer, consumers need to take steps to avoid tax scams and fraud. Remember, you are legally responsible for what is on your tax return…

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