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.
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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