Consumer Law & Consumer Protection
Through the years, a series of laws and regulations have been put into place that are designed to protect the rights of consumers. Deceptive marketplace tactics can disenfranchise people out of their hard earned money and can create a ton of other very serious problems. Consumer rights attorneys are available to help everyday people who feel that they have been the victims of fraud, product safety issues and other problems. If you feel that you have been ripped off or have any other sort of serious complaint against a business, it is important to know that you do have rights.
Fight Back Against Deceptive Marketplace Tactics
When you are the victim of fraud, work at home schemes or other types of unfair business practices, it is imperative to fight back. In doing so, you can protect other people from being taken advantage of and can hold the perpetrators responsible. From fair debt collection to product recalls, a skilled consumer law attorney can help you hold those businesses accountable.
Familiarize yourself with the following points to ensure that your rights are protected:
- Even if you owe somebody money, you still have rights under the law. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is one of the main laws that you should learn about; the Fair Credit Reporting Act is another.
- Many states have a Department of Consumer Affairs that is charged with protecting consumers' rights on the state level. Find out whether or not your state has such a department and learn how to put it to work for you, if necessary.
- Educate yourself about the various ways that you and other consumers are protected under the law so that you're able to recognize fraud when you see it.
- Above all else, retain a consumer rights attorney who specializes in consumer law any time you feel that your rights have been or are being violated.