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.

START A SMALL BUSINESS

The East L.A. Entrepreneur Center is a one-stop shop for helping entrepreneurs start successful small business in Los Angeles County.

BE COUNTED!

The Census is coming this year! DCBA supports L.A. County’s efforts to make sure everyone is counted.

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.

August 28, 2020

COVID-19: SERVICE UPDATE FROM DCBA

Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, following an announcement by California Governor Gavin Newsom, announced that all Los Angeles County facilities will be closed to members of the public indefinitely beginning Monday, March 16, in response to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

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.

Stay Housed LA County logo: Promoting Tenants' Rights

Stay Housed L.A. County Tenant Assistance Program Launched; Free Legal Services to Tenants Facing Eviction

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The new program connects tenants facing eviction with legal assistance and virtual educational workshops to help keep Los Angeles County residents in their homes.  Stay Housed LA from Mark Ridley-Thomas on Vimeo. LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today launched Stay Housed L.A. County, a countywide initiative to provide legal assistance…

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DCBA Celebrates Latino Small Business Day!

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The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) is proud to support Latino Small Business Day this September 14th. This day aims to recognize the significant economic contributions that our latino-owned businesses make, the jobs they create, and the positive impact they bring to all local communities and the U.S. economy. DCBA invites our Latino…

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Scam Alert: Avoid COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scams

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THE SCAM: COVID-19 cases are growing in L.A. County. You might get a phone call, text message or email from a “contact tracer” looking for information about a supposed COVID-19 case. They say they are working to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and need important information including your social security number, money, financial information,…

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