Protect your money.
Know your rights.
Do your own research.

DFPI is committed to helping you stay
informed and make smart financial choices.

Protect your money.
Know your rights.
Do your own research.

DFPI is committed to helping you stay informed and make smart financial choices.
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Fee Scam Involving Unauthorized Use of DFPI Logo

The DFPI has received information about scammers fraudulently claiming to be from the “Department of Financial Protection and Innovation” and using the same letterhead and logo of the DFPI.

April Consumer Connection

  • Protect Yourself from Imposter Scams
  • Three Steps to Managing and Getting Out of Debt
  • Strengthening the Legacy of César Chávez

Credit Union Smishing Scam

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) has advised the DFPI that their call center has received numerous calls from members and non-members indicating that they received fraudulent SMS text messages that purport to be from CCCU.

DFPI Reports Expanded Enforcement, Awareness Under CA Consumer Financial Protection Law

The DFPI today released its 2023 report outlining significant increases in investigations, public actions, and consumer outreach efforts under the California Consumer Financial Protection Law (CCFPL).

Fraudulent Bank Website Scam

The DFPI has received information about a fraudulent website posing as Bank of the Sierra. The correct web address for Bank of the Sierra is The imposter represents itself to the public as “”.

DFPI Takes Action Against MOHELA to Protect California Student Loan Borrowers

MOHELA will pay penalties for failing to provide timely access to borrower data so the DFPI can reach borrowers whose deadline to qualify for debt relief is April 30.

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At the DFPI, we believe the more information you have, the more empowered you can be. We work hard to provide Californians with financial education, fraud and scam alerts, resources, and tools to help them make smart financial choices.

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Protect Yourself from Imposter Scams

Throughout National Financial Capability Month, the DFPI will feature information and resources to help consumers protect themselves from scams and fraud. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released its 2023 Data Book identifying scams and fraud...

Consumer Alerts

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Upcoming DFPI Events

Pasadena Celebrates Older Americans Month

May 22, 2024 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Join Pasadena’s free Older Adults Resource fair at Victory Park with over 50 exhibitors connecting older adults with presentations, food, and resources.

Mission Oaks Senior Fair

May 23, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Come out to the Mission Oaks Community Center for the FREE 2024 Senior Resource Fair. This is a free community event, spotlighting programs and services that support seniors. Get information on health and wellness, living accommodations, civil and social outreach, and more!

Senior Get-Togethers Tustin Library

May 23, 2024 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Orange County Public Libraries Celebrates Older American Month Senior Get-Togethers at The Tustin Public Library. Join other seniors for food, games, crafts, and more!

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Last updated: Apr 25, 2024 @ 12:27 pm