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My Departure… Please Don’t Stop! Keep Going…

     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… Continue Reading

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CFPB: Servicemembers should secure their identity after the Equifax data breach

If you were one of the many servicemembers and their families affected by the recent Equifax data breach, it is time for you to secure your identity. Thankfully, active duty servicemembers have special tools at their disposal, like active duty alerts or… Continue Reading

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URGENT: Attorney General Becerra Reminds Victims of Western Union Wire Fraud Scams to Apply for Refunds ***DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR REFUNDS EXTENDED TO MAY 31, 2018***

URGENT: Attorney General Becerra Reminds Victims of Western Union Wire Fraud Scams to Apply for Refunds ***DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR REFUNDS EXTENDED TO MAY 31, 2018*** California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today reminded Californians who were the victims of wire… Continue Reading

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AARP to Launch BankSafe Financial Exploitation Identification Training California One of Twelve States Selected for Pilot Launch

California financial institutions have an opportunity to be on the frontlines of combating financial exploitation in our state. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has partnered with more than 200 experts from banks and credit unions across the country… Continue Reading

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FTC Alerts Consumers: If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can Now File a Claim to Get Money Back

FTC Alerts Consumers: If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can Now File a Claim to Get Money Back Company paid $586 million to settle charges   The Federal Trade Commission is alerting consumers who lost money… Continue Reading

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Help for Victims of the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas Attack

Help for Victims of the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas Attack The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) can help pay bills and expenses that resulting from violent crime. Victims of crime who have been injured or have been threatened with… Continue Reading

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California Survivors of Las Vegas Mass Shooting Can Apply To State for Help

California Survivors of Las Vegas Mass Shooting Can Apply To State for Help Residents Eligible for Mental Health Treatment, Medical Expenses, Funeral and Burial and More Sacramento, CA — mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on Sunday,… Continue Reading

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FTC:The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

FTC: The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do  SHARE THIS PAGE Facebook Twitter Linked-In From the Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million… Continue Reading

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Resource Fair and Brown Bag Retirement Savings Workshop in San Francisco on August 2

DBO is hosting a Financial Resource Fair in San Francisco, CA CPUC Courtyard, San Francisco Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM See flyer at… http://www.dbo.ca.gov/consumers/Education_Outreach/DBO_Education_and_Outreach_Events.asp Nervous about retirement planning? Join us! And bring your lunch! CalHR… Continue Reading

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DBO Education and Outreach Events in Oakland, San Francisco and Fresno (and San Diego coming soon!)

Join the Department of Business Oversight (DBO) at financial education and outreach events throughout the state. The events provide an opportunity for local community-based organizations, financial institutions, and government agencies to collaborate regarding financial education, consumer protection and community outreach.… Continue Reading