Common Consumer Fraud And Protection Questions


What Is Consumer Fraud?

Consumer fraud includes a broad range of deceptive practices that result in financial loss to the consumer. Examples include:

Even more disheartening is the fact that some groups, like senior citizens, are disproportionately targeted in financial fraud.

What Types Of Consumer Fraud Cases Do You Handle?

Our consumer rights lawyers handle a wide variety of consumer fraud cases including:

  • Credit card fraud
  • Unfair business practices
  • False advertising
  • Debt collection rights
  • Junk faxes, texts, or robo/telemarketing calls
  • Overtime violations
  • Wage theft
  • Credit reporting
  • Security deposit disputes and other landlord issues
  • Identity theft

What Kind Of Compensation Can I Receive If I Was A Victim Of Consumer Fraud?

Through a consumer fraud lawsuit you can receive compensation for your monetary losses as well as potentially receive punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.

What Should I Do If I Think I Am A Victim Of Consumer Fraud?

You need to act quickly to protect your legal rights. In some types of cases, you can start by simply asking the business to refund your money. Sometimes that works.

Write down everything that has happened and everything that happens going forward. If you talk to someone from the company that defrauded you, write down their name, the date and time, and what you discussed. Get all of your receipts, bills, contracts and other paperwork together. Gather up all of the emails and any other communications exchanged between you and the company.

Report the fraud to your local law enforcement right away. File a complaint with your local Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can Get copies of the police report and print out or copy the complaints you filed with the BBB.

Contact the experienced consumer fraud attorneys of Markoff Leinberger right away. Your consultation is free. We can answer all of your questions and determine if you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.  When you come in for your consultation, bring all of the documentation that you have gathered so we can review the facts in your case.

How Can I Get Help If I Can't Afford An Attorney?

The Chicago consumer rights lawyers of Markoff Leinberger usually represent victims of consumer fraud on a contingency fee basis. We know that you are already suffering financially as a result of the fraud.  Under a contingency arrangement, we only get paid if we obtain a recovery for you.

If you suspect or know that you have been a victim of consumer fraud, please call the Chicago consumer rights lawyers of Markoff Leinberger online or by telephone at 312-726-4162 to schedule your consultation today.


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