A healthy economy where businesses strive
benefits everyone, but businesses should not succeed on the backs of
defrauded consumers. Tactics such as false advertising,
price-fixing, and deceptive sales pitches hurt many people – both
consumers and legitimate businesses alike.
The District Attorney’s Consumer Protection
Division investigates and prosecutes unfair or dishonest
business practices so that consumers in Los Angeles county get a
dollar’s value for their dollar spent. Through jail sentences and
lawsuits which levy heavy monetary penalties for fraudulent
practices, the Consumer Protection Division strives to uphold
consumer protection laws.
As the first line of defense against fraud,
however, consumers must be constantly on guard. Learn more about
consumer fraud by clicking on the links above. Consumer fraud is a
uniquely preventable crime. By learning about current rip-offs in
the marketplace and by following basic tips on smart consumer
behavior, you can protect yourself and help us protect all the
consumers of Los Angeles.
Consumer Protection Division
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
201 North Figueroa St., Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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