Consumer Protection

call todayThe Consumer Protection Unit is a sub-unit of the Economic Crimes Division and was first organized in 1971. The unit is composed of deputy district attorneys, criminal investigators, and paralegals dedicated to protecting consumers and law-abiding businesses from fraudulent and unfair business practices within San Diego County.

Services provided by the Consumer Protection Unit include:

  • Investigation of complaints from individuals and businesses

  • Prosecution of civil and criminal consumer fraud violations

  • Educating the public by providing a Consumer Newsletter, pamphlets, and via public speaking engagements

  • Referral to agencies with appropriate jurisdiction to assist complainants