Consumer Fraud Protection
Have you been lured into purchasing a particular automobile or
other product by the sales pitch of the salesman? When the
salesperson or other member of the dealership makes a
misrepresentation about a certain product, or hides information
about the product, in order to induce you to buy, your consumer
rights may have been violated.
Most states have a consumer fraud act or follow a uniform
deceptive acts and practices code. Most require a misrepresentation
or concealment of a material fact that was relied upon in making a
decision to purchase. Some statutes require that the reliance on
the misrepresented or concealed fact be reasonable. In addition,
most consumer fraud statutes require that you be damaged by the
fraud. That is, you did not receive the benefit of the bargain.
Finally, most consumer fraud statutes provide that if you are
successful, you may recover attorneys fees as well.
Have You Been the Victim of Consumer Fraud?
Contact our office to speak to a consumer fraud attorney for a
free case review of some of the following examples of consumer
fraud cases we have seen:
- Misrepresenting or concealing that your vehicle had never been
damaged before when, in fact, it has been in a prior accident.
- Misrepresenting or concealing the ownership history to hide the
fact that the vehicle was previously a rent-a-car.
- Concealing that the vehicle was previously a rebuilt wreck, or
was considered a total loss in a prior accident.
- Misrepresenting the actual mileage on the odometer
- Forgery or loan documents to alter financing terms
- Misrepresenting financing terms or that you were financed when
you were not.
ALSO - due to many of the recent floods and storms, vehicles
become flooded, and then placed back in the stream of commerce
without disclosure that the vehicle may have been under water.
There are many ways you can find out if you are a victim of
consumer fraud. Contact one of our experienced consumer fraud
attorneys for a free review of your case if you
believe you were the victim of consumer fraud.