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

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

California DFPI and CFTC Unite to File $21 Million Lawsuit Against Regal Assets for Targeting Retirement Savings

The DFPI, in partnership with the CFTC, today filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California centering on a $21 million fraudulent scheme that specifically targeted customers’ retirement savings.

Crypto Scam Entity “Bitscyber” Impersonating CA DFPI and Using Fraudulent “Ownership Certificate Of Funds” Document to Steal Money

DFPI has received information that an entity “BitsCyber”, possibly claiming to operate out of California, is offering the service of retrieving lost Cryptocurrency funds, claiming that it is the DFPI.

DFPI Moves to Halt $11.8 Million Stockton-Based Securities Fraud Targeting Tongan Community

The DFPI announced today that it has ordered Tilila Siola’a Walker-Sumchai of Stockton, California, and four entities under her control to desist and refrain from an alleged securities fraud scheme targeting Tongan communities across California.

Introducing Our New Partner: Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation Joins CalMoneySmart to Empower Latinx Communities

In celebration of Latino Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month, the DFPI recognizes the work of our Spanish language and Latino community outreach partners.

DFPI Launches $7.25 Million Grant Program to Support Californians with Student Loans

The DFPI announced today the launch of the Student Loan Empowerment (SLE) Project, a new $7.25 million grant program that will support nonprofit organizations delivering education, counseling, and legal assistance programs for Californians with student loans.

August 2023 DFPI Consumer Connection

  • Watch Out for Crypto Affinity Fraud
  • What’s in Your Wallet? Tips for Keeping Digital Assets Safe
  • Personal Finance for Couples: Managing Joint Finances

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Upcoming DFPI Events

Senior Expo in Santa Barbara

October 4 2023 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Attend this free Senior Expo in Santa Barbara featuring flu shots, resources and presentations, health screenings, exhibits, music, food, and activities for seniors and their caregivers.

Senior Scam Stopper with Senator Wilk (SD 21)

October 5, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
​Join the DFPI, the Contractor’s State License Board (CSLB), and Senator Wilk (SD 21) at this Senior Scam Stopper Seminar and Expo to learn about the latest home improvement scams, financial frauds & scams, and insurance scams.

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