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.

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L.A. COUNTY HERO PAY

Learn about the temporary “Hero Pay” Ordinance for grocery and drug store workers in unincorporated 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.

Flex Your Defense Against COVID-19
FLEX YOUR DEFENSE

All residents 12 and older who live or work in LA County can get a COVID-19 vaccination for free. Visit VaccinateLACounty.com.

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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Advance Child Tax Credit Payments Begin to Arrive

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Starting this week, many taxpayers who have children will start receiving advance Child Tax Credit payments from the Federal government. This will put hundreds of dollars into the pockets of American families each month for the rest of this year. What is a Child Tax Credit? Most taxpayers with children will qualify for a Child…

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Recovery Fund, Help Center Earn DCBA National Awards

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The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) and its partners with a prestigious 2021 Achievement Award in the category of Community and Economic Development for the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund. At the direction of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, DCBA,…

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DCBA Investigation Leads to Charges in Fraudulent Immigration Services Case

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A years-long investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA), in partnership with the LA County District Attorney’s Notario Fraud Unit, has resulted in three family members being charged with scamming dozens of immigrants by unlawfully providing legal services for residency or work permits. Los Angeles County District Attorney George…

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