Consumer fraud is criminal fraud in a certain setting. In consumer fraud, the victim is a consumer while the perpetrator is either a seller or advertiser of merchandise. As long as the fraud relates to some type of services or goods, it can be considered consumer fraud.
Consumer fraud covers a wide range of activities. A few of the more common scams include:
There are a few tell-tale signs that should alert you that a sales pitch might be a type of consumer fraud. Common examples include:
There are many people and organizations that can help if you believe you are a victim of consumer fraud. Consumer fraud hotlines and websites allow you to explain your situation and file complaints. Experienced attorneys can inform you of your rights, options, and the many consumer protection laws.
A conviction for fraud can result in heavy fines and imprisonment. If you have been accused of consumer fraud, please contact an experienced criminal attorney to learn more about your rights, defenses, and the complicated legal system.
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