Consumer fraud falls into several categories. For those without integrity, the possibilities for cheating unsuspecting consumers are endless. If you have been deceived through the purchase of a product or a service, or taken advantage of by a corporation, odds are you have been the victim of consumer fraud.
From the purchase of an automobile that turns out to be a lemon, to violations of your internet privacy, or identify theft and stolen credit cards – it seems as though there are endless ways to steal by deception. Those who are exploited can lose anything from hundreds or thousands of dollars to their entire life savings.
Common consumer fraud categories include:
Although the above list represents many of the most common types of consumer fraud, there are many other ways a business or corporation can be liable. Other tactics that fall under the umbrella may include offering one product but providing another; misrepresenting the quality, function, or capability of a product or service; deceiving through the use of fine print; improper billing; using deceptive sales techniques; and selling defective products.
The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act is one of the strongest in the country. In 1971, the Act was modified to allow private citizens to enforce it, which meant that law firms could file lawsuits on behalf of clients who had been victimized. Even so, suing an individual or a company for consumer fraud can be quite complicated.
If you have been victimized financially you need to act immediately to recover your losses and seek justice. You are urged to call Princeton consumer fraud lawyers at the Law Offices of Thaddeus P. Mikulski Jr at 609-303-0222. We have the experience and insight to aggressively handle any kind of a consumer fraud claim. You can also contact us online for a free consultation. Our offices are centrally located in Pennington, New Jersey and Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.