Bradenton Consumer Fraud Lawyer
As long as there are people with money, other people will line up to take advantage of them. So, consumer frauds are a constant part of our everyday living environment. These frauds do more than take consumers’ money. They also rob consumers of their dignity and confidence. So, these victims deserve more than financial compensation. They also deserve justice and closure. Our professional team can obtain all three of these things.
At the Cahall Law Firm, our thorough Bradenton consumer fraud lawyers review every angle of your case, to determine the nature of the fraud as well as your legal remedies. Then, we take prompt and decisive action to uphold your legal and financial rights. We leave no stone unturned until we obtain the best possible result under the circumstances.
Types of Consumer Frauds
Consumer fraud is a huge industry. Some of these scams are transparent and amateurish. Others are quite sophisticated and capable of ensuring almost anyone. Both kinds of fraud are effective, at least to an extent. Some of the most common consumer frauds include:
- Identity Theft: Intricate online schemes get most of the attention in this area. But simple dumpster diving is much more common and much more efficient. In only a few minutes, an identity thief can wreck what took years to build.
- Credit Card Fraud: Unauthorized use of a debit or credit card is almost right behind identity theft in terms of consumer fraud scope. Once again, some of these fraudsters break into electronic devices or steal online transaction data. Others simply grab a card when no one is looking and then use it until they get caught.
- Debt Collection Fraud: The Supreme Court has recently watered down some protections in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. As a result, many debt collectors are more aggressive than ever before. These companies often use questionable tactics, and downright illegal ones, to bully consumers into paying debts.
College students and senior citizens are the most common consumer fraud targets. But anyone can lose substantial amounts of money and dignity to one of these scams at any time.
How a Bradenton Consumer Fraud Lawyer Can Help
Many times, consumer fraud victims feel singled out and stupid. It’s good to know that other people are in the same boat, and that legal options are available. A consultation with an attorney addresses these two areas.
These legal options normally include the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. The FDUTPA is one of the broadest consumer protection laws in the country that also has a private right of action. So, individuals can file claims against unscrupulous companies and obtain compensation. There’s no need to wait for a government bureaucrat to do something.
We go a step beyond. In addition to helping people address immediate needs, we connect victims with reputable credit repair agencies and other vendors, so they can put their lives back together.
Contact a Dedicated Manatee County Lawyer
Aggrieved consumers usually have legal options in Florida. For a free consultation with an experienced consumer fraud lawyer in Bradenton, contact the Cahall Law Firm, PLLC. Virtual, home, and after-hours visits are available.