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Consumer Fraud

Fraud cases continue to rise as businesses feel pressure to be profitable. Fraud comes in many forms, from pyramid schemes to false advertising, overcharging, and improper consumer data collection and use. Consumers must protect themselves against these fraudulent activities. That’s why it’s essential to speak with a knowledgeable consumer fraud law firm, like Laukaitis Law, if you need help.

What Are Consumer Fraud Class Action Lawsuits?

Nearly every state has passed consumer protection laws allowing consumer fraud victims to file class action lawsuits against companies that break the law. Class action lawsuits allow a group of consumers harmed by the same business practices to bring similar legal claims against a company. Class action lawsuits hold companies accountable for their actions and seek compensation for affected consumers.

Consumer fraud class actions are essential in protecting against fraudulent business activities. Whether you have been a victim of deceptive advertising or data manipulation, a class action lawsuit can help you seek justice against companies that wronged you.

One advantage of a class action lawsuit is that it allows multiple victims to join together and increase the size of their potential claim. Working with an experienced class action law firm, like Laukaitis Law, is essential because these cases can be complex and require a skilled attorney to navigate. Contact us today for help.

Types of Consumer Fraud

There are several ways that businesses can deceive or manipulate consumers, and some of the most common types of consumer fraud include the following:

  • Misrepresenting Products or Services: Some businesses misrepresent their products or services to increase profits by making misleading claims or selling mislabeled products. Companies often mislead consumers about the benefits of their products by overstating the results they can achieve or making unrealistic claims.
  • Auto-Subscription Renewals: There are laws protecting consumers from Auto-Subscription renewal scams. This fraud occurs when a company renews a subscription even if the consumer never wants to continue the subscription in the first place.
  • Data Misuse: Businesses collect consumer data for marketing purposes. However, laws restrict how businesses collect this information, the kinds of information allowed to be collected, and how companies can lawfully disseminate consumer data to third parties. Unfortunately for consumers, many businesses violate the law and commit consumer fraud by sharing consumer data unlawfully with third parties.
  • Energy Fraud: Consumer fraud is rampant in the energy industry. For example, deregulated energy companies entice consumers to switch to their energy plans through false promises of savings. This type of consumer fraud baits consumers into enrolling in these seemingly low-cost energy plans. But once the consumer switches, their energy bills skyrocket. Worse yet, energy companies often make the cancellation process difficult for the consumer.
  • Pyramid Schemes: These businesses use a multi-level marketing structure to make money, with recruits at the bottom and those who have invested more at the top. The main goal of these businesses is to recruit new members rather than sell products or services. This type of consumer fraud may be illegal. And it can result in significant financial losses for those involved.

How a Plaintiff’s Class Action Attorney Can Help You

If you’re the victim of consumer fraud, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced attorneys at Laukaitis Law. We have a successful track record of helping clients seek justice and compensation in consumer fraud class action lawsuits. We are here to help you in every step of your lawsuit.

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As a consumer deceived by a company, you deserve justice. That’s where Laukaitis Law comes in. We’re a class action law firm that represents consumers nationwide. We have the experience to help you take on the largest corporations. Don’t suffer in silence – contact us today, and let us fight for you.

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