Commonly Target Groups

Unfortunately, scammers often target certain groups of consumers, including immigrants, seniors, servicemembers, veterans, and students. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and report these scammers.

For more information about immigration services fraud, elder abuse prevention, hate crime prevention, and child safety—including information in different languages — see the Attorney General’s Office of Immigrant Assistance Publications.

Immigrants and Limited-English Consumers

Immigration Services Fraud

Immigration consultants may take advantage of you. Learn how to recognize if you’re working with a legitimate immigration consultant as well as how to protect yourself from common scams.

Limited-English Consumers

Learn about resources for people who do not speak, read, write, or understand English well.


Issues for Seniors

As we and those we love and care for age, there are many legal issues to consider and, sad to say, many who want to take advantage of senior members of our community. Tips, traps, information, and links for seniors and those who know and love them.

Living Trust Mills

A living trust is a way you control your money and property while alive and then have it distributed after you die. But living trusts are not for everyone, and the trust documents that work for one person might not work for another. Find out how to avoid paying for an unnecessary or even harmful living trust as well as information on finding a reputable attorney to assist with you with your plans.

Servicemembers and Veterans

Military Consumer Protection

Consumer protection for servicemembers, their families, and veterans.


Corinthian Colleges

Information for former Corinthian Colleges students about loan relief and where to find legal help.

For-Profit Schools

Do your homework before enrolling in a for-profit college or career-training school, and learn about other educational options.


Attorney General’s Bureau of Children’s Justice

Information about the Bureau of Children’s Justice mission and work.

Kids and the Law

A resource by the State Bar of California that addresses issues important to parents of minor children.

Protecting Children Online

Information about protecting your children online.