Consumer, Environmental & Worker Protection Division (CEWPD)
The Consumer, Environmental & Worker Protection Division of the District Attorney’s Office focuses primarily on cases involving fraud (and other economic crimes), environmental violations, and unfair business practices.
The Division pursues both criminal and civil prosecutions and is divided into the following units:
- Consumer protection, including, for example: deceptive advertising, employer fraud, tax evasion, and other economic crimes committed by businesses
- Environmental protection
- Real estate fraud, including mortgage fraud, see our Tips to Avoid Real Estate Fraud Brochure in English, Spanish, Chinese and Farsi, and our H.E.L.P. program in English
- Insurance fraud, including fraud in the following areas: workers’ compensation, automobile insurance, annuity and life insurance, and health care
You should contact CEWPD directly if you wish to make a complaint involving any of the crimes listed above.
Division Head: Larry Blazer, Assistant District Attorney
Mailing address: 7677 Oakport Street, Suite 650
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: (510) 383-8600
Fax: (510) 383-8615