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Trends in Consumer Crypto Complaints

Trends in Consumer Crypto Complaints

The DFPI has identified a significant increase in crypto-related consumer complaints. Our third-quarter 2023 report highlights various types of scams. To combat this, the DFPI has launched a new Self Service Complaint Portal, enhancing our ability to swiftly address and resolve consumer issues.

Honoring Those Who Have Served

Honoring Those Who Have Served

Meet William Burgos, a key member of the DFPI team, who brings his military experience to support California’s veterans and military service members. Our dedicated resources provide essential guidance against financial fraud, help in managing VA benefits, and opportunities in careers and business.

Safe Holiday Shopping

Safe Holiday Shopping

Navigate the holiday shopping season with confidence by following our expert tips. From crafting a well-planned budget to safeguarding your personal data, we guide you through every step. Learn how to spot and avoid shopping scams, and make informed decisions when comparing deals and understanding return policies.

Debt: A Guide for New Americans

Debt: A Guide for New Americans

Want to understand debt in the U.S.? Check out our guide made for people new to the country. Learn what good and bad debt is, how to build your credit, and ways to handle your money wisely. Plus, find out how to avoid scams and make sure you’re working with trusted companies.

Personal Finance for Couples: Managing Joint Finances

Personal Finance for Couples: Managing Joint Finances

Joint financial decisions as a couple demand clear communication and compromise. Dive into budget basics, decide whether to merge or keep finances separate, explore tax implications, and learn the significance of estate planning.

What’s in Your Wallet? Tips for Keeping Digital Assets Safe 

What’s in Your Wallet? Tips for Keeping Digital Assets Safe 

While digital wallets and payment apps offer convenience, they also present risks like hidden fees and potential provider failure. This article provides tips on asset protection, urging users to research providers, enhance security, and exercise transaction caution, along with advice on reporting suspected fraud.

Watch Out for Crypto Affinity Fraud

Watch Out for Crypto Affinity Fraud

Affinity fraud is an investment scam that targets identifiable groups and communities with common ties such as ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, military service, or age (seniors).

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Last updated: Jan 16, 2024 @ 2:22 pm