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Many people think that consumer fraud only happens to customers who are unaware of the different types of fraudulent activity. However, even the savviest customer can fall victim to consumer fraud. But what, exactly, is consumer fraud?
Consumer fraud is defined as any deceptive practice that results in financial or other losses for consumers in the course of a seemingly legitimate business practice. According to the Federal Trade Commission, consumers report millions of dollars in theft and fraud each year.
Consumer fraud can take place in various forms, including:
- In person
With identity theft affecting millions of Americans per year, it is imperative to take steps to protect yourself. Check out this infographic to see if you're making common identity theft mistakes:
If you need help because your identity has been stolen, please call our attorneys at Markoff Leinberger today at 888-517-9115. We are proud to serve clients in Chicago and nationwide.
The credit card fraud attorneys at Markoff Leinberger in Chicago want you to understand how fraud and scams involving your credit happen. Our consumer protection attorneys want to share this information with hopes that more people just like you can be on alert for this kind of crime.
If you believe you were the victim of a credit card scam, please call our office at 888-517-9115 to schedule a free and informative consultation.
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The credit reporting lawyers at Markoff Leinberger in Chicago want you to know that you have a legal right to access a complimentary copy of your credit report once a year from each of the three major credit reporting companies. Looking at your credit report on a regular basis is an important way to ensure that the information about your financial affairs is accurate, and to ward off attempts at identity theft. However, there are companies and scams that take...Read More
If you believe that you may have a claim that could be a part of a class action lawsuit, this presentation will help explain what class action suits are and how they work.
At Markoff Leinberger, our attorneys have a vast amount of experience with class-action lawsuits and can help you and your family join the right case and get the compensation you need and deserve. Contact us for a free case evaluation at (888) 517-9115. We proudly serve the community of Chicago, Illinois and nationwide.
The Holiday Season is a prime time for companies to heavily push their products. Many advertising practices are manipulative, but not necessarily illegal. However, false advertising or purposefully misleading consumers is a crime and one that the consumer protection attorneys at our Chicago office can help with. If you believe intentionally false or deliberately misleading advertising has caused you financial damage, call Markoff Leinberger at 888-517-9115 to set up a free case evaluation and review your options.
False advertising, alternately known as deceptive advertising, occurs when a company intentionally uses vague, misleading, or deliberately untrue statements to sell a product. Truth-in-advertising laws are enforced by the Federal Trade Commission and applied to all possible methods of advertising. This includes print ads, ads on buses and billboards, and those on television. It also applies...Read More
If you work in the private sector and are salaried at less than $47,476 a year, you are now eligible for overtime pay. This new federal overtime rule modifies the existing Fair Labor Standards Act to eliminate exceptions for executive, administrative, and other professional employees, requiring companies to pay time and a half for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. The new rule went into effect on December 1st, 2016 and, as kinks are worked out by private companies, overtime violations may see a temporary spike. If you have been cheated out of the overtime pay...Read More
How well do you understand the changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act that went into effect on December 1st? Take this quiz to find out. And if your rights under this new law have been violated, call us at (888) 517-9115 for a free consultation right away.
Established in 1991, the TCPA protects consumers against nearly all forms of unsolicited communications. If you believe your rights under the TCPA have been violated, our consumer protection attorneys can help. Please use our online contact form or call our Chicago office at (888) 517-9115 to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
If you're receiving countless calls from a robocaller, you may be being victimized by a caller that is violating the federal regulations of promotional calls. Please take this quiz to find out if you are being victimized by a robocaller:
To schedule a free consultation with our attorneys at Markoff Leinberger, please contact us today at (888) 517-9115. We can help you seek between $500-$1500 per violated call.