Markoff Leinberger - Consumer Rights Law Firm

Consumer Rights Law Firm Serving Clients in Chicago, Illinois, and Nationwide

The government has enacted several laws which protect consumers from being victimized by fraudulent and deceptive business practices. Consumer fraud laws also establish potential remedies for consumer fraud victims, including financial compensation for losses, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees. A new concern is consumer fraud over the internet.

This page will provide you with a basic overview of the protections afforded by consumer fraud laws and the Consumer Fraud Act, but it cannot advise you about your specific case. In order to learn more about your rights, we recommend that you speak with one of the lawyers at Markoff Leinberger. We also have extensive experience with federal credit laws designed to protect consumers.

Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act

Many consumer fraud cases in the state of Illinois are covered under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (commonly referred to as the Consumer Fraud Act). This law imposes damages on businesses who do anything that is considered deceptive and who intend that consumers will rely on their actions when making a purchase.

The Consumer Fraud Act provides a broad interpretation of what constitutes deceptive conduct. It not only covers intentionally deceptive behavior, but also careless representations and omissions which make it likely that a consumer will be confused.

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