Consumer fraud is a broad term used to describe unfair or deceptive business practices perpetrated by companies usually with the intent to obtain financial advantage at the expense of consumers. In many cases, companies commit unscrupulous practices against countless numbers of consumers. Because it is usually too expensive for individuals to pursue independent legal action, The Law Office of James C. Kelly typically prosecutes these claims as consumer fraud class action lawsuits, helping all consumers aggrieved by a similar act of fraud to obtain compensation for their financial losses.
Whether your loss is relatively small or in the range of hundreds or even thousands of dollars, a class action claim can help you recover your losses and hold the business responsible for its actions.
Unfortunately, consumer fraud can be carried out in a number of ways. Auto fraud, insurance fraud, unfair debt collection, deceptive internet practices, and the sale of defective products are just a few examples of the types of consumer fraud that exist.
Consumer fraud can occur when a company employs high-pressure or deceptive sales tactics, misrepresents or lies about the capabilities, functioning, or quality of a product or service, offers one product but delivers another (called bait and switch), uses fine print to defraud consumers, improperly bills for a product or service, offers a defective product, and more.
The class action mechanism is used to cause the corporation to change its deceptive business practices and pay damages for wrongdoing.
If you have been harmed as a result of deceptive business practices, please contact The Law Office of James C. Kelly to discuss your case.