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Consumer Unit

The Consumer Unit investigates and prosecutes unfair, fraudulent, and dishonest business practices which harm consumers and honest businesses.

Consumer FAQs

Consumer Red Flags

Consumer Tips

Do It Yourself: Resolving Consumer Complaints

Legal Remedies

Online Consumer Fraud Complaint Form

See Elder Abuse Scams


CONSUMER ALERT:  Scam Claiming to Be Social Security Administration 

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office has received complaints about individuals pretending to be from the Social Security Administration that are attempting to obtain a person's social security number and money. 

For details on the scam and how to protect your Social Security number, visit 
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/12/fake-calls-about-your-ssn

If you are a victim of such a phone call, please contact your local Social Security office and file a complaint with the FTC at https://ftccomplaintassistant.gov.


CONSUMER ALERT:  Phone Scam Using Sacramento DA’s Identity

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office warns the public of a phone scam using the office’s identity.   

Citizens have reported receiving phone calls from people with the “DA’s Office” asking for social security numbers and other information.  Some have reported the scams involved mortgage refinances, referencing their good credit.  Caller ID displays these calls as “SAC DA MAIN” or “Sacramento: Main DA.”  

These calls are NOT from the District Attorney’s Office.  Scammers are using the office’s identity to try and attain personal and credit card information, which can be used to commit identity theft and credit card fraud. 

District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert advises the public to be aware of this and other similar scams, and to NOT provide personal identifying or financial information.   


Hotlines

DA´s Office Reception 916.874.6218
DA´s Victim/Witness 916.874.5701
DA´s Domestic Violence 916.874.6171
Sacramento Sheriff 916.874.5115
Sacramento Police 916.264.5471
Citrus Heights Police 916.727.5500
Elk Grove Police 916.714.5115
Folsom Police 916.355.7234
Galt Police 209.366.7000
Rancho Cordova Police 916.875.9600
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