Consumer Fraud

Consumer Fraud

How We Help Protect Consumers

At SWMW Law, our focus is helping people. In addition to our primary practice areas of mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer, our skilled attorneys are also experienced in pursuing justice when a consumer is affected by unfair trade practices, false or misleading products, or data security/privacy breaches.

Corporate negligence causes damages to consumers far too often, and it’s our mission to hold them accountable. Through a type of litigation called a class action suit, a group of harmed individuals can take their common complaint to the court to confront the company or corporation and hold them accountable for their actions. Our goal with these suits is to compensate those harmed and legally force the defendant to stop the damaging behavior.

These cases could include, but are not limited to:

  • Data or security privacy breaches
  • False, deceptive or misleading advertising
  • Unfair sales practices
  • Excessive or hidden fees

Our Personalized, Strategic Approach

The attorneys and professionals at SWMW Law have dedicated their careers to helping people affected through no fault of their own. We’ve secured hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of thousands of individuals and families and are committed to getting you the justice you deserve. Our clients are always our first priority and the motivation behind everything we do, Because People Matter.

We’re able to get positive outcomes in consumer fraud by first deciding what we consider a win. We begin with a thorough discovery process to understand your situation and the details of your case. We approach every case as being unique and will create a strategy specifically for you and your situation. 

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    - Lois M.
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    - Jeanne M.

What is Consumer Fraud?

Consumer fraud refers to deceptive or misleading practices that businesses or individuals use to gain an unfair advantage over consumers. It involves misrepresenting products or services, manipulating information, or engaging in other dishonest tactics to exploit consumers financially. Common forms of consumer fraud include:

  • False Advertising: This involves making false or misleading claims about a product or service in advertisements. For example, advertising a product as "all-natural" when it contains synthetic ingredients.
  • Identity Theft: Identity theft occurs when someone steals another person's personal information, such as their Social Security number or credit card details, to make unauthorized purchases or access financial accounts.
  • Phishing Scams: Phishing involves sending fraudulent emails, texts, or messages that appear to be from legitimate companies or organizations. These messages often ask recipients to provide sensitive information, such as passwords or financial details, which can then be used for fraudulent purposes.
  • Pyramid Schemes: Pyramid schemes promise participants high returns on their investment by recruiting others to join the scheme rather than by selling legitimate products or services. As the scheme grows, it becomes unsustainable, and only those at the top of the pyramid profit.
  • False Billing: False billing occurs when consumers are charged for goods or services they did not purchase or receive. This can include unauthorized charges on credit cards, bills for unordered merchandise, or overcharging for products or services.
  • Counterfeit Products: Counterfeit products are fake replicas of genuine products, often of inferior quality, sold under a brand's name without the brand owner's authorization. Common counterfeit goods include clothing, accessories, electronics, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Deceptive Pricing: Deceptive pricing tactics include false markdowns, deceptive comparison pricing, or misleading information about discounts or sale prices to trick consumers into believing they are getting a better deal than they actually are.
  • Bait-and-Switch: This tactic involves advertising a product at a low price to attract customers, only to pressure them into purchasing a higher-priced alternative once they are in the store or engaged in the transaction.
  • Unfair Debt Collection Practices: Unfair debt collection practices involve harassing or threatening behavior by debt collectors, misrepresenting the amount owed, or attempting to collect debts that consumers do not owe.
  • Unauthorized Subscriptions or Charges: Some businesses enroll consumers in subscriptions or memberships without their consent or continue charging them for services even after they have canceled.

How We Can Help

At SWMW Law, we understand the complexities of consumer fraud claims and are committed to helping our clients seek justice and fair compensation. Here's how we can assist you:

  • Initial Consultation: We provide a confidential initial consultation where we listen to your concerns and gather relevant information about your situation. This allows us to assess the viability of your consumer fraud claim and determine the best course of action.
  • Legal Analysis and Strategy: Our experienced attorneys conduct a thorough legal analysis of your case, reviewing contracts, transaction records, correspondence, and other pertinent documents. Based on our findings, we develop a strategic plan tailored to your specific circumstances to pursue the most favorable outcome.
  • Representation and Advocacy: We serve as your dedicated legal advocates throughout the process, representing your interests in negotiations, hearings, or court proceedings. Our goal is to achieve a fair resolution that holds responsible parties accountable for their actions and remedies the harm you've experienced due to consumer fraud.
  • Negotiation and Settlement: Whenever possible, we strive to resolve consumer fraud claims through negotiation and settlement discussions with the opposing party. Our skilled negotiators work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for you, whether it involves compensation for financial losses, refunds, or other forms of relief.
  • Litigation Support: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, we are prepared to litigate your case in court. Our litigators have the expertise and courtroom experience to effectively present your case before a judge and jury, fighting vigorously to protect your rights and interests.
  • Client Support and Communication: Throughout the legal process, we provide ongoing support and communication, keeping you informed of any developments and addressing any questions or concerns you may have. We prioritize transparency and accessibility, ensuring that you feel empowered and informed every step of the way.

Contact our team today by calling (855) 744-1922 or completing our contact form online. We want to hear your story, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Because People Matter.

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