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Many emergency eviction protections will be expiring on December 31, 2022. For details, visit DCBA.LACounty.gov/NoEvictions

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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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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.

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CANNABIS MANAGEMENT

Learn about the Los Angeles County Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and their work for equitable cannabis policies and programs for unincorporated Los Angeles County.

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 TESTING FRAUD

As demand for COVID-19 tests reaches an all-time high, DCBA and LA County reminds consumers to use caution and good consumer safety practices when seeking a testing site or at-home testing kit. Learn how to protect your money and personal information.

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REPORT PRICE GOUGING

Report price gouging as you witness it in your community. From water to cleaning products, the Stop Price Gouging tool guides you through the process of filing a complaint and creating a profile so you can check the status your case.

Fraud Prevention

SCAM ALERT: Beware of Government Imposter Scams

SCAM ALERT: Beware of Government Imposter Scams 1000 586 Consumer & Business

The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is advising L.A. County residents to be on the lookout for possible government imposter scams. DCBA investigators have noticed an increase in possible scams in which consumers receive a letter, email, phone call, or other communication that appears to be from a legitimate government agency.…

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Office of Immigrant Affairs Offers Support to Asylees, Others Affected by Data Breach

Office of Immigrant Affairs Offers Support to Asylees, Others Affected by Data Breach 1000 587 Consumer & Business

The Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA), in the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA), stands ready to assist the asylees directly affected and family members and others who might be indirectly affected by a recent data breach by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). According to a report from the…

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Consumer Investigative Work Assists Case Against Alleged Home Improvement Loan Scammers

Consumer Investigative Work Assists Case Against Alleged Home Improvement Loan Scammers 1000 587 Consumer & Business

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced Wednesday that three people have been charged in a 159-count complaint with identity theft, grand theft and residential burglary in a home improvement loan scam that cost lenders $3.4 million. The charges come following investigative work from the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs…

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