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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.

May 2024 Monthly Bulletin

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  • New Investment Adviser Representative (IAR) Continuing Education Rules
  • Some Escrow Reports Due May 15

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.

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 https://www.bankofthesierra.com. The imposter represents itself to the public as “bksierra.org”.

Protect Yourself from Imposter Scams

Americans lost over $10 billion to scams last year. Imposter scams were identified as the most reported scams in 2023. Learn how to recognize the red flags and protect yourself from the most common types of imposter scams.

Strengthening the Legacy of César Chávez

DFPI’s mission is to foster an economy that works for everyone in California. Meet some CalMoneySmart grantees that support financial education and empowerment programs for farmworker and immigrant communities across California.

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Last updated: Feb 27, 2024 @ 10:29 am