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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.
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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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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.

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Upcoming DFPI Events

19th Annual Farmworker Appreciation Day & Resource Fair

March 1, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
In appreciation for their hard work and contributions to the farmlands of California, Proteus, Inc. is honoring Farmworkers at their 19th Annual Farmworker Appreciation Day & Resource Fair. The DFPI will be there to provide information of financial literacy and how you can protect yourself from financial fraud and scams.

Managing and Getting Out of Debt webinar

March 6, 2024 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Join this free webinar to learn strategies of how to manage and get out of debt. Topics that will be discussed include: creating and maintaining a budget, strategies to paying down debt, developing health spending habits, and more!

Senior Scam Stopper with City of Oceanside

March 11, 2024 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Oceanside Parks and Recreation Senior Services and the Contractor’s State License Board (CSLB) will be hosting a Senior Scam Stopper seminar. Learn how you can protect yourself from financial fraud and scams, identity theft, and more!

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