Some companies misrepresent the nature of their products or goods. This is fraud, and victims of consumer fraud can bring claims against the parties responsible for their injuries, financial loss and other damages. Since 1970, the attorneys at Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., have stood up for the rights of victims on our community. From our offices in Charleston, Logan and Summersville, we help clients throughout West Virginia who have fallen victim to false advertising, misrepresentation and fraudulent business practices.
Common Types of Consumer Fraud and Scams
Every situation is different but some common types of fraud come up in consumer cases. This includes common scams such as:
- Bait and switch
- False or misleading advertising
- Identity theft
- Unauthorized or hidden fees
- Deceptive contract language
These are just a handful of the scams that fraudulent businesses, telemarketers and individuals online use to take your hard-earned cash. There are laws designed to protect you from these types of scams. We can help you understand your rights under the law and pursue compensation from those who have wronged you.
Consumer Protection for Disabled and Retired Individuals
Telemarketers and creditors often target elderly, retired individuals on disability. They may try to intimidate that individual into paying far more than he or she is able to afford. Generally, creditors cannot garnish your federal benefits, including Social Security benefits, Medicare and Medicaid. If you are getting harassing phone calls from creditors, we can help you protect your income and your benefits.
Contact Our Lawyers About Consumer Fraud Litigation
As experienced trial lawyers, we can act as your advocate in negotiations and litigation. At every stage of your case, we will work to protect your rights and right the wrongs that have been done to you. Contact our firm for a free initial consultation about your case with a consumer fraud attorney.