Consumer Resources for After a Disaster

Price Gouging

When businesses raise their prices too much during and after an emergency, it may be considered price gouging, a crime in California.

The Board of Supervisors has taken steps to strengthen consumer protections. Click on the image below to download and share our information on Price Gouging with your community. Information in Spanish available here. Watch our video below to learn how to spot and report Price Gouging.

Post Disaster Fraud Awareness

After a disaster, consumers should be on the lookout for scams and fraud.

Scams include:

  • Donation/Charity Scams
  • Insurance Scams
  • Contractor Scams

For more information, watch our video on avoiding scams below.