What To Do After Being A Victim Of Consumer Fraud


At Markoff Leinberger, our consumer protection lawyers have decades of experience. This means we’ve seen a lot of cases, and while every case is unique, some patterns exist.

One of those patterns is that a fraud victim’s actions in the aftermath of being victimized play a significant role in determining his or her chances of success in a later legal action. Our attorneys understand that it can be confusing and frustrating to discover you’ve been victimized by fraud. Contacting a consumer protection lawyer can pay significant dividends.

If you’ve been the victim of fraud and want to speak to an experienced consumer fraud lawyer, please call Markoff Leinberger today at 312-726-4162.

Protecting Your Legal Rights

Once you suspect that you’ve been defrauded, your actions become crucial. After the incident, you should:

  • Keep Calm: It’s important you not try to act by yourself to get justice. It’s one thing to calmly, politely ask a business that engaged in an unfair business practice for a refund, but don’t go any further.
  • Report the fraud: Call the police if a police report is warranted and file a report with your local better business bureau.
  • Document everything: Information is important, so it can never hurt to have as much of it as possible when you speak to one of our consumer fraud lawyers. Gather all relevant receipts. Find every e-mail or text message you exchanged with the entity that defrauded you. Get copies of any police report you filed.
  • Speak to a Chicago consumer fraud lawyer: Finally, don’t hesitate about speaking to one of the attorneys at Markoff Leinberger. We offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients, so your conversation won’t cost you anything. And it’s important you move quickly in order to have a successful investigation.

These cases are complicated, and it can be difficult to determine if a business or individual violated a consumer fraud law. You should contact an attorney to make this determination.  Let the experienced attorneys at Markoff Leinberger evaluate your case and help answer these questions.

If you are in need of an experienced consumer fraud lawyer, please contact Markoff Leinberger today for a free consultation.


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