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.

OUR SERVICES ARE FREE AND EASY TO USE.

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.

Get Your Family back on track after COVID-19. Get Ahead LA
GET AHEAD LA

DCBA can connect you to free financial resources: rental or food assistance, financial counseling, and more. There are programs that can help you get ahead.

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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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LA County, Partners Host Unaccompanied Children, Families

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Today, the Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA), in the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA), and its partners hosted a free community event to provide vital information and services for unaccompanied children and their families. The Welcome Fair for Unaccompanied Children and their Families was a one-day event at East Los…

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Community Navigators to Connect Immigrants to Critical Services

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Finding accurate and up-to-date information from trusted sources is a challenge for many Immigrants in Los Angeles County. Despite the devastating impact of the 2020 economic crisis on immigrant households, new research from the Urban Institute demonstrates that 1 out of 4 adults in low-income immigrant families avoided government benefit programs and other assistance because…

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Pagos Anticipados del Crédito Tributario Por Hijos Han Comenzado a Llegar

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Muchos contribuyentes que tienen hijos están recibiendo pagos anticipados del Crédito Tributario por Hijos del gobierno federal. Esto pondrá cientos de dólares en los bolsillos de las familias cada mes durante el resto de este año. ¿Qué es un Crédito Tributario por Hijos? La mayoría de los contribuyentes con hijos calificarán para un Crédito Tributario…

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