Fraud, Identity Theft, and Unethical Business Practices

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Ask questions and get answers, in real time, right here on the Internet, from live law librarians throughout California.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

State offices, district attorneys (DA), and government regulators.

Reasons to file a complaint and how to make a successful complaint.

Scammers don't actually own the homes they try to rent out to you. Identify them and make a report if you've been scammed.

The comprehensive guide to making purchases and dealing with companies.

Follow these steps to reclaim power from fraudsters and move forward.

Complaints within the board's jurisdiction involve failure of a licensed contractor to fulfill the terms of an agreement.

A guide to avoiding contractor scams and contacting the CSLB.

This guidebook is designed to help victims of financial abuse navigate the system so that if there is a chance for restitution that opportunity won"t be missed.

Asset Management, Bank Accounts, Consumer Loans, Credit Scores, Credit Cards, Insurance, Mortgages, and Regulations.

Licenses, identity, deposits, and background checks.

Two federal laws " the Mail, Internet or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule and the Fair Credit Billing Act " offer protections and procedures so you don"t have to pay for merchandise you ordered but never got.

Services such as training, gyms, and fitness.

"Lemons": Cars with serious problems after you bought it.