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Protecting Consumers

Please review Attorney General's FAQs on this page and consumer information topics below

You may find your answer in the most frequently asked questions of the Attorney General's Office or the listed consumer topics.

Online complaint referral tables

By taking this step, your complaint can get to the government agency that directly regulates the individuals or businesses about which you have a complaint. View Complaint Tables

Ways to resolve your complaint

Consider your options. Remember, you must pursue remedies in your private dispute on your own. The Attorney General cannot provide you with legal advice or represent you in personal legal actions.

You may obtain a referral to a certified lawyer referral service by contacting the State Bar at 866-442-2529 (toll-free in California) or 415-538-2250 (from outside California), or via their website at: http://www.calbar.ca.gov.

If you cannot afford a private attorney, you may consider contacting your local legal aid office.

For a referral, visit www.lsc.gov and click on the Find Legal Assistance tab. View Complaint Steps

Complaint Forms

For questions or filing a consumer complaint, select from the forms below to contact the Attorney General's Public Inquiry Unit.

Top FAQs

Ocwen Financial Corporation Settlement

Attorney General Harris joins multistate settlement to benefit California homeowners.

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National Mortgage Settlement

The Attorney General has obtained a broad-ranging settlement from five major banks.

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Corinthian Colleges, Inc. Lawsuit

Attorney General Harris Files Suit in Alleged For-Profit College Predatory Scheme Current and former students can find resources at.

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Checking Business Backgrounds

I'm thinking of doing business with a company. How can I check on this company? Where can I go to see if there are complaints against the company?

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Consumer Finances

Fixing Credit Reports. There are errors on my credit report. How do I get them corrected?

Repairing Your Credit

Credit Counseling Agencies

I need help managing my debts and dealing with creditors. How do I find a credit counseling agency?

Credit Counseling

Collection Agencies

I'm being harassed by a collection agency. What can I do?

About Collection Agencies

Telemarketing Calls

How do I get rid of unwanted telemarketing callers? How do I report violations of the Do-Not-Call List?

Do Not Call

Loan Modifications & Loan Audits

A company is telling me they can help me with my mortgage. How can I be sure they are not a scam?

Stop Mortgage Fraud

Banks

I want to file a complaint against my lender/bank. Who do I contact?

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State & Federal Laws

You can search California laws on the Internet

California Law

View a checklist of significant California consumer laws

CA Dept of Consumer Affairs

Search U.S. laws on the Internet at U.S. Code

U.S. Code

Protecting Consumers

State & Federal Laws

You can search California laws on the Internet

California Law

View a checklist of significant California consumer laws

CA Dept of Consumer Affairs

Search U.S. laws on the Internet at U.S. Code

U.S. Code

Megan's Law

California Registered Sex Offender Database

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