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.

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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.

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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.

October 23, 2020

REPORT SUSPICIOUS BALLOT BOXES

DCBA and the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk have developed a new reporting tool giving residents the ability to alert L.A. County if a Ballot Drop Box has been damaged, and provide potential service areas of suspicious unofficial ballot drop boxes or ballot collection.

Report damaged or suspicious ballot boxes: report.lavote.net

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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SCAM ALERT: Beware of Government Imposter Scams

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The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is advising L.A. County residents to be on the lookout for possible government imposter scams. As we approach the Presidential election and with the holidays and tax season to follow, DCBA investigators have noticed an increase in possible scams in which consumers receive a letter,…

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DCBA, Registrar-Recorder Partner for New Way to Report Suspicious Election Activity

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Voters and residents can report issues in Los Angeles County in Presidential General Election LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan announced a new way to report suspicious election activity in the Presidential General Election. The RR/CC and Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) have worked together to develop…

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DCBA Statement on Establishment of California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

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Statement by Rafael Carbajal, Acting Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, on California Governor Gavin Newsom signing twelve consumer protection bills, including the establishment of the new state Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, on Friday: “The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs applauds California state…

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