Your state government plays a critical role when it comes to the regulation of businesses involved in financial planning and investing.
We have gathered together links to important resources to help you investigate before investing your hard-earned money.
It's important to note that the Department cannot answer specific investment questions like how you should invest your money. There are also limitations as to what the Department can do if you've lost money in an investment. But, we are here to help you make informed decisions.
The Department of Business Oversight and the Department of Consumer Affairs have also joined forces to expand the information they provide to consumers.
You can also call the Department of Business Oversight's toll-free number at 1-866-275-2677.
- Investor Education
- Finance & Lending Education
- Investigate Before You Invest
- Important Investor Tips
- Other Useful Links
- State of California Agencies - Useful Resources
The Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF) Program is a statewide outreach campaign under the California Department of Business Oversight. The primary purpose of SAIF is to alert and educate Californians over the age of 50 about investment and telemarketing fraud crimes and how to avoid being victimized by scam artists.
Troops Against Predatory Scams (TAPS) educates California's military troops on how to avoid becoming a victim of financial and investment fraud. TAPS also serves as the enforcement arm against financial fraud crimes by taking action against the predators targeting our troops.