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.

VOTER INFORMATION

Get results and more information about the recent General Election. Visit the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder’s website.

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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Financial Navigators Program Helps Residents Facing Hardship During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Our Center for Financial Empowerment (CFE) has launched a new program to reach residents experiencing financial hardship throughout the County. Financial Navigators can help residents in Los Angeles County prioritize their financial concerns, identify immediate action steps, and make referrals to other social services and resources that may offer long-term assistance. Financial Navigators can guide…

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DCBA Statement on the Election of Holly J. Mitchell to the Board of Supervisors

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Statement from Rafael Carbajal, Acting Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, on the election of Holly J. Mitchell to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors On behalf of the staff and volunteers of the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, I wish to offer our highest congratulations to Holly J. Mitchell…

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DCBA Joins Partnership to Provide Free PPE to Small Businesses

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PPE Unite Is Working to Keep Businesses Open, Thriving and Safe for All with Free Personal Protective Equipment DCBA Acting Director Rafael Carbajal speaks at the PPE Unite launch event. In an effort to keep small businesses open and operating safely as the flu, cold and Covid-19 seasons converge, PPE Unite is giving small businesses…

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