Consumer fraud is rampant, so much so that most people don’t even notice it anymore, jaded into a sense of complacency over excessive charges, underhanded tactics and fine print designed to extract every last penny from the American consumer’s pocket.
Common Types Of Consumer Fraud
Consumer fraud violations are most commonly seen in the fields of pharmacy, automobile sales and insurance claims practices. Medications often continue to be sold, even when makers know they may harm consumers. Automobile salespeople often fail to disclose recall information about cars they are selling, and insurance contracts often carry wording that creates unclear coverage situations. Most people don’t know that ambiguous language in an insurance policy should be interpreted to the consumer’s benefit, not to the benefit of the insurance company.
State and federal laws are in place to protect consumers from such business practices, but all too often do not serve as deterrents. Instead, consumers must look to the courts to enforce their rights and recover losses because of the unfair, untruthful and unlawful practices of businesses choosing to put ever-increasing profits over honest dealing.
What Is Consumer Fraud?
You and every other consumer have a legal right to be dealt with honestly and fairly. When companies make false, misleading, or deceptive statements about the quality, efficacy, price, nature or safety of a product, they engage in consumer fraud.
Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, P.C., Can Help
If you have been a victim of consumer fraud, contact our office for a free consultation and evaluation of your case. Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, P.C. understands that consumers need open communication, frequent updates and personalized dedication. Our attorneys focus on the individual needs of each case as if it were the only one handled by our firm, easing the stress and frustration associated with finding justice after being cheated by consumer fraud.