“My office will always fight back by empowering consumers with the information they need to avoid being victimized while aggressively seeking restitution for those who've been harmed."

- Mike Feuer, L.A. City Attorney

From our unprecedented settlement with Wells Fargo over its outrageous fake accounts scandal - which garnered over 1,000 calls to our office - to our enduring efforts against wage theft, counterfeit goods, Hollywood talent scams and more, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office continues to be at the forefront of protecting consumer rights while helping you not become a victim.

 
 

 

SCAMS TO AVOID AND OTHER CONSUMER SAFETY TIPS (click to read):

 
Tax Scams
Tax Scams (Spanish)
ATM Safety
ATM Safety (Spanish)
Roofing Scams
Roofing Scams (Spanish)
Licensed Contractors
Licensed Contractors (Spanish)
Immigration Fraud
Immigration Fraud (Spanish)
Identity Theft
Identity Theft (Spanish)
Hollywood Talent Scams
Hollywood Talent Scams
Counterfeit Goods
Counterfeit Goods (Spanish)
Equifax
Equifax (Spanish)
Counterfeit Drugs
Counterfeit Drugs (Spanish)
Contractors English
Contractors
Contractors (Spanish)
Casting Workshops
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CONSUMER PROTECTION NEWS AND INITIATIVES

 

October 30, 2019

LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today that his office has filed a joint civil law enforcement action with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Attorney General Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Attorney General Josh Stein of North Carolina, against Consumer Advocacy Center, Inc., d/b/a Premier Student Loan Center (“CAC”), True Count Staffing, Inc., d/b/a SL Account Management (“True Count”), Prime Con...

August 21, 2019

LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today that his office has filed criminal charges against eight individuals for allegedly importing over 100,000 foreign pharmaceuticals and selling them on street corners, in parks, in front of grocery stores, travel agencies and beauty salons, primarily to Latino customers.  
 

"Buying foreign prescription drugs and injectable medication on the street can be a recipe for di...

August 14, 2019

Los Angeles – City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office has reached a $1.75-million settlement, including $1.5-million in consumer restitution, with Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems, LLC (“Rainbow Light”) and affiliated companies—all owned by The Clorox Company—that will meaningfully reduce the lead to which pregnant mothers and their fetuses are exposed. (Watch the press conference).
 

The case began after the...

August 5, 2019

Los Angeles and Santa Barbara—Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley today announced they’ve filed a joint enforcement action against wildfire home protection company, Sunseeker Enterprises, (DBA Sun FireDefense), and its owner, James Moseley, alleging false and misleading advertising claims about the effectiveness and environmental safety of its wildfire home protection product,...

June 4, 2019

Mr. William Hough was allegedly charged 33% in transaction fees - almost $300,000 - which he didn't know about because Lear Capital allegedly misleads customers over the phone and provides nothing in writing. 

 

LOS ANGELES--City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today that his office has filed a lawsuit against Lear Capital, Inc., a Los Angeles-based dealer of gold and silver coins, claiming unfair and deceptive business pra...

May 23, 2019

LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today that his office has successfully secured multiple convictions against a mother and daughter charged in connection with their illegal immigration consulting business. 
 

"Our immigrant communities are more susceptible than ever to being exploited by those who would prey on their fear and vulnerability," said Feuer. "My office is committed to combating immigration scams that...

May 7, 2019

LOS ANGELES--City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today that his office has filed lawsuits against Intuit Inc. (the maker of TurboTax), H&R Block, Inc. and HRB Digital LLC (collectively “H&R Block”), alleging unfair and deceptive practices in connection with their "free" online tax preparation services for low-income filers. 
 

"Taxpayers should never be misled into needlessly spending their hard-earned money for service...

April 10, 2019

LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office has successfully secured permanent injunctions against two prolific online merchants for the unlicensed and illegal sale of misbranded and counterfeit pharmaceutical products to customers in the City of Los Angeles and beyond through their websites.
 

"Counterfeit and illegal pharmaceuticals pose a serious threat to public health and safety," said Feuer. "My...

April 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today that his office has successfully secured a temporary restraining order and finalized an asset freeze against Nelson Solis, the owner of Eco Solar Home Improvement, along with several affiliated entities and associates. The order will protect consumers from being victimized and prevent assets from being dissipated during litigation of a lawsuit Feuer’s office filed last wee...

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The Office of Mike Feuer

Los Angeles City Attorney

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Los Angeles, CA 90012 | 213-978-8100