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Know your rights.
Do your own research.

DFPI is committed to helping you stay informed and make smart financial choices.
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DFPI Now Accepting Applications for Up to $2 Million in CalMoneySmart Grants

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) announced today it is now accepting applications for CalMoneySmart Grant Program.

Buy Now, Pay Later: Protect Yourself Before You Check Out

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) plans are a popular way to make purchases online. But like all forms of credit, BNPL comes with its share of risks. Before your next big purchase, make sure you are adequately informed about BNPL, so you don’t end up owing more than you bargained for.

Fraudulent Bank Website Scam

State-chartered bank Beach Cities Commercial Bank (BCCB) has advised the DFPI of a fraudulent website with the domain “Beachcitiescommercialbank.com,” representing themselves as an e-bank. BCCB’s legitimate domain is beachcitiescb.com.

California DFPI Orders Sigue Corporation to Cease Money Transmission Activity

DFPI announced today that it has entered into a Consent Order with Sigue Corporation to cease all money transmission activity in California and cooperate with consumers seeking refunds.

Website https://carolpasollewis.com/ is Fraudulently Posing as a California-licensed Investment Adviser

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) has received information that the website https://carolpasollewis.com/ is fraudulently marketing itself as a licensed financial adviser. 

March 2024 DFPI Consumer Connection

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  • Five Steps to Building Generational Wealth
  • Your Top Student Loan Questions Answered: IDR One Time Adjustment & SAVE Programs

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Buy Now, Pay Later: Protect Yourself Before You Check Out

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) plans are a popular way to make purchases online. But like all forms of credit, BNPL comes with its share of risks. Before your next big purchase, make sure you are adequately informed about BNPL, so you don’t end up owing more than you...

Consumer Alerts

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Fraudulent Bank Website Scam

State-chartered bank Beach Cities Commercial Bank (BCCB) has advised the DFPI of a fraudulent website with the domain “Beachcitiescommercialbank.com,” representing themselves as an e-bank. BCCB’s legitimate domain is beachcitiescb.com.

Upcoming DFPI Events

Protect Yourself from Fraud Webinar

April 18, 2024 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The LA County Downey Library is hosting a series of presentations focused on fraud/scam prevention. Please register and join this virtual presentation with tips, information, and resources to help you protect your personal and financial information.

Senior Scam Stopper w/ Asm. Al Muratsuchi (AD66)

April 19, 2024 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
California Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (AD66), in conjunction with the Contractors State Licensing Board, invites you, your loved ones or seniors under your care to attend a Senior Scam Stopper.

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Last updated: Mar 28, 2024 @ 10:48 am