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.

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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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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.

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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Regional Consumer Protection Agency Prepares to Support Invigorated CFPB as the Pandemic Continues

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Statement by Los Angeles County Department of Consumer & Business Affairs Director Rafael Carbajal on the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings of Rohit Chopra to become director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau LOS ANGELES – “The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is eager to support a reinvigorated Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…

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DCBA to Enforce “Hero Pay” Ordinance in Unincorporated Los Angeles County

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On Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency and temporary ordinance that requires larger grocery retail and drug retail stores located in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County to pay their employees no less than $5-per-hour hazard pay in addition to the employee’s base wage. The new…

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Innovative Online Tool to Increase Options for County Litigants Through Dispute Resolution

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The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) has announced the upcoming launch of the Los Angeles Online Dispute Resolution (LA-ODR) program, in collaboration with the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County and its Dispute Resolution Program (DRP), and the Center for Conflict Resolution. The new innovative program will expand alternate…

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