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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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DFPI, FTC Take Down Multimillion-Dollar Mortgage Assistance Scam that Preyed on Struggling Homeowners

The DFPI announced today that, in partnership with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), it has secured a key consumer protection victory for struggling homebuyers.

Website grandvacap.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 grandvacap.com is marketing itself as licensed Investment Adviser.

California Secures $1.5 Million Multistate Securities Settlement Against Crypto Platform TradeStation

The DFPI announced a consent order with TradeStation Crypto, Inc. to resolve the DFPI’s securities investigation into TradeStation’s crypto interest-earning program.

January 2024 DFPI Consumer Connection

  • Successful Budgeting & Financial Planning for the New Year
  • Understanding and Building Your Credit in the U.S.

Successful Budgeting & Financial Planning for the New Year

Financial literacy is a valuable life skill that helps us make smart financial decisions. The better we understand the complexities of the financial world, the more empowered we are to take control of our finances and avoid financial scams and fraud. Budgeting is a solid first step in building financial stability. Follow these tips to get started.

Basic Banking and Credit for New Americans (Part 3): Understanding and Building Your Credit in the U.S.

In part three of our Basic Banking and Credit for New Americans series, learn about credit scores and how they affect your access to loans and other types of credit. Follow these tips, and you’ll be well on your way to establishing a good credit score.

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Find information and insights on a variety of financial topics.

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and the Student Loan Bill
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FAQs, Scam Tracker, alerts and filing a complaint.

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Know your rights, debt collection laws and more.

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Tips for online investors, checking brokers and identifying fraud.

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Search by topic and get links to additional support.

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Do Your Own Research – Start With DFPI

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

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.

Consumer Insights

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Successful Budgeting & Financial Planning for the New Year

Financial literacy is a valuable life skill that helps us make smart financial decisions. The better we understand the complexities of the financial world, the more empowered we are to take control of our finances and avoid financial scams and fraud. Budgeting is a...

Consumer Alerts

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Upcoming DFPI Events

Elder Fraud Prevention Virtual Class

February 27, 2024 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
“Elder Fraud Prevention” is a 90-minute virtual class with guest speakers from the Fresno-Madera Senior Medicare Patrol and the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI).

Senior Resources Event with Asm. Chris Ward (AD78)

February 28, 2024 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Assemblyman Christopher Ward (AD 78) hosts a virtual Senior Resources Event on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 1:00 PM. Guest speakers include Sally Westlake from the CA Department of Financial Protection & Innovation (DFPI) and Nicole Jones from the State Controller’s Office.

Ivanhoe Community Seniors Event

February 29, 2024 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Join Ivanhoe community members for a FREE resource fair with health care screenings, Seniors Food Box Program, financial scam prevention, and many other informative booths.

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Last updated: Feb 13, 2024 @ 2:08 pm