As we have all been suffering with this unexpected crisis, trying times mentally, physically and financially is becoming an understatement. The days have become desperate times which can call for desperate measures. To prevent falling victim to predatory lending, contact your creditors and servicers first to arrange payment assistance. Be mindful, quick cash loans such
In this YouTube video, Los Angeles City Attorney, Mike Feuer, shares information about how seniors can avoid scams. He reviews current scams that are most common (including phone impersonators, fake computer repair calls, and identity theft) and gives suggestions to protect against them. Check it out and share it!
The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) would like to thank all of our participating partners of the 2019 Financial Literacy Resource Fair in Sacramento and Los Angeles. Your considerable contribution of time and education is greatly appreciated by the Department of Business Oversight and will continually aid in the efforts to bring financial literacy
PG&E’s Subsidized Housing Assistance Relief for Energy (SHARE) Pilot program focuses on mitigating homelessness by resolving the unpaid PG&E energy debt for eligible participants. SHARE eligibility (all required): A subsidized housing assistance participant of a SHARE participating Housing Authority At risk of a service disconnection or inability to secure housing due to an unpaid PG&E
The Holiday season is here! Like millions of Americans, you are probably planning to buy many of your holiday gifts online. The internet has made shopping easy, affordable and convenient – without even having to leave your home (or pajamas). Unfortunately, this has caught the attention of cyber-criminals who are keen to exploit individuals benefiting
Planning a summer vacation? Check out the Federal Trade Commission’s tips for scam-free travel … https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/06/tips-scam-free-travel
May is Older Americans Month, 2018 May is Older Americans Month, a campaign to raise awareness of vital aging issues across the country. The DBO has valuable information and resources to help alert and educate California’s older adults about investment fraud, unscrupulous sales practices, and financial scams. Check out the links below to learn more.
Hello! As you may have heard, I’ll be leaving my position as director for education and outreach here at DBO, and my last day is coming up on Friday, April 13! Starting Monday, April 16, I will serve as the assistant director of marketing and communications for the California Complete Count Census. My email will
To protect themselves from unaffordable repayment plans and damage to their credit score, it’s important for student loan borrowers to be familiar with all of the repayment options available to them. When they are approved for a student loan, borrowers should review the loan type and know when they need to start making payments. Borrowers
Financial Education Workshop Speaker: Anita R. Johnson, Financial Psychologist Join Us! PAYDAY LOANS – AVOID THE DEBT TRAP! March 14, 2018 Robertson Community Center 3525 Norwood Ave. Sacramento, CA 95838 6:00pm – 8:00pm National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money, credit,