Consumer Fraud/Environmental Protection Unit


The specific responsibilities of the Consumer Fraud and Environmental Protection Unit are to:

  • Investigate and prosecute consumer fraud;
  • Conduct consumer education;
  • Investigate and prosecute environmental violations;
  • Investigate and prosecute "white collar" and criminal fraud complaints;

Report of Potential Violations

If you wish to report a potential violation of law arising from the area of responsibility of the Consumer Fraud or Environmental Protection Unit, please complete the following form and submit, in person, by U.S. Mail, or as an attachment to e-mail directed to:

Consumer Complaint Form (.PDF)

  • Print, complete and mail in.
  • This is a .PDF file. You will need a PDF Reader to view and print the form.

Additional Resources for Consumer Reporting and Information

State Department of Consumer Affairs provides general information:

The Federal Bureau of Investigations maintains an internet crime complaint center: FBI Cyber Crime Complaints

The Federal Trade Commission maintains a consumer protection center: FTC Consumer Complaint

The Better Business Bureau maintains a consumer complaint database: Better Business Bureau Complaint


Consumer Fraud/Environmental Protection Unit
701 Ocean Street, Room 200
Santa Cruz, CA 95060