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California Common Scams

Learn how to protect yourself from some common consumer scams, including credit repair and debt relief scams, tax scams, pyramid schemes, and many more.

Charity Scams

Learn how to protect yourself from misleading charities and donation requests here. Other information on the Attorney General’s regulation of charities is available here.

Checking a Company’s Background

Tips on how to check out a company’s legitimacy and reputation before you enter a contract or make a major purchase.


Online crowdfunding platforms allow you to be part of the development of an innovative, creative, or philanthropic project. Here’s what you need to know before participating in a crowdfunding campaign.

Free Trial Products

Many products and services advertise that you can try them out for “free” but make it difficult to cancel or tack on extra and unexpected charges. Learn how to protect yourself from unscrupulous sellers and unexpected fees.