Victim of Consumer Fraud?
Consumer fraud comes in many forms: Identity theft, mortgage schemes, credit card fraud, fake charity scams, insurance fraud, bogus lotteries, Medicare scams, deceptive sales tactics, and lies about products are all common. The financial loss in any of these situations can be devastating, especially for the elderly.
While older Americans with disposable income are frequent targets of scam artists, even the savviest customer can become the victim of consumer fraud. If you’ve suffered a financial or personal loss because of an unfair, deceptive, false, illegitimate, or misleading business practice—whether in person, over the phone, or online—consider talking with a consumer fraud attorney.
Consumer protection laws safeguard individuals from fraudulent and dishonest business practices. An experienced consumer fraud lawyer will be able to explain the relevant law to you and how it applies to your situation. By talking with an attorney, you can get answers to your questions, learn about your options, and figure out the best way to exercise your legal rights.
Looking for a Lawyer?
At Lawyers.com, you’ll find a user-friendly search tool that allows you to tailor results by area of law and geography. You can also search for attorneys by name. Attorney profiles prominently display contact information, list topics of expertise, and show ratings—by both clients and other legal professionals.
Ready to Meet With a Lawyer?
Before hiring a lawyer or law firm, make sure to speak directly—preferably in person—to the attorney who will be primarily responsible for handling your case. Consider bringing to the conversation a list of questions and any documentation related to your case. Remember that you don’t need to hire the first lawyer you consult and that, first and foremost, you want a lawyer you trust.
What to Ask a Lawyer
When gathering your thoughts and documents, think about what you’ll want to ask the lawyer. Consider including on your list questions about:
- the lawyer’s experience with cases like yours (if filing a lawsuit is involved, how many trials has the lawyer handled)
- who else will work on your case
- attorneys’ fees and other expenses related to the case (including how the cost might increase as the case moves to other stages, like a trial), and
- the lawyer’s initial impressions of your case and options.