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.

December 31, 2020

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.

Make the comeback bigger than the setback. LA Regional Covid Fund

Los Angeles to Celebrate Nation’s Largest and Most Equitable Regional Response for Struggling Businesses

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LOS ANGELES – To celebrate over $100 million in grants awarded to small businesses, microentrepreneurs, and non-profits across Los Angeles County through the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund, the County and City of Los Angeles are hosting a weeklong social media celebration starting on Monday, January 18, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. “The County…

DCBA Director Rafael Carbajal

Board of Supervisors Appoints Rafael Carbajal as DCBA Director

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today voted to appoint Rafael Carbajal as the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. “From helping struggling businesses and consumers during this pandemic, to protecting tenants and workers, to providing much needed services for our immigrants in Los Angeles County, strong leadership for the Department…

Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Watch Out for These Scams As We Celebrate This Unique Holiday Season

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It’s a holiday season like no other, but one thing remains constant: scammers are looking to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is receiving reports of many holiday scams, some brand new and many holdovers from years past. Follow these tips to keep your days a…

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