Protecting You When You’ve Been Taken Advantage of

State and federal laws provide consumers with broad protection from false and misleading advertising and unfair or deceptive business acts or practices. Haeggquist & Eck, LLP represents consumers in class action lawsuits against some of the nation’s largest corporations. Claims we’ve helped clients win have involved defective products, false advertising, mortgage lending, banking, insurance fraud, discriminatory underwriting, and senior citizen fraud.

If you feel you have been a victim of misrepresentation or false advertising, or you have otherwise dealt with unscrupulous businesses who have cheated you out of a product or a service, you may have a legal claim.

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What Is

Consumer Fraud?

Consumer fraud is a broad term used to describe unfair or deceptive business practices perpetrated by companies with the intent to obtain financial advantage at the expense of consumers. Because individuals are not typically in the financial position to pursue independent legal actions, our consumer fraud attorneys in San Diego prosecute these claims in class action lawsuits that can help other consumers aggrieved by similar fraudulent acts obtain compensation for their own financial losses.

Whether your loss is relatively small (under $100) or in the range of hundreds or even thousands of dollars, a class action claim can help you recover what’s been taken from you and hold deceitful businesses responsible for their actions.

What Are the Different Types of

Consumer Fraud?

Unfortunately, consumer fraud can be carried out in a number of ways. False and misleading advertising, auto fraud, insurance fraud, unfair debt collection, deceptive internet practices, and the sale of defective products are just a few examples of the types of consumer fraud that exist.

What Are Some Examples of Consumer Fraud?

Consumer fraud can look like the following:

How Are Consumers Protected Against

Fraudulent Business
Practices?

Class actions are based on the idea that there is strength in numbers. They allow individuals to file lawsuits to challenge unfair, unsafe, or illegal practices. While the prospect of a class action may seem overwhelming to a single person, this type of suit can successfully reform or stop unfair practices more successfully than an individual claim could.

Class actions have been used to promote civil rights, consumer rights, employee rights, the right to fair housing, the right to medical care, and are also used to fight securities fraud and antitrust violations. They have advanced the rights of people injured by defective or harmful products like cigarettes, defective tires, defective vehicles, asbestos, Agent Orange, breast implants, and many others. Often, class actions help the government enforce laws, make business practices safer, keep unfair business practices in check, and compensates consumers or investors for the harm they suffered at the hands of corporations.

What Should I Do If I Have Experienced

Consumer Fraud?

The best way to protect your interests is to seek the early advice of a qualified consumer fraud attorney. If you suspect you have been defrauded, it is likely that others in your position have been similarly aggrieved. By speaking with an attorney, you can get answers to your questions and determine the best way to exercise your legal rights. You can also determine what government agencies you should contact to file an official complaint.

It will cost you nothing to speak with a consumer fraud attorney in San Diego at Haeggquist & Eck, LLP to determine your legal rights and arrive at a proper course of action. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that participating in a class action lawsuit will cost you nothing until the firm successfully resolves your case. At that point, a small percentage of the total award will go to the firm. Often, attorney fees are even built into consumer fraud settlements or verdicts.

Consumer Fraud

Case Fees

When we work with consumers, we customarily handle the claim as a class action and charge a contingency fee. This means that we will take a percentage of any damages we recover but will only charge attorney fees if we get compensation for your losses.

How Do I

Report Fraud?

ou can report fraud by contacting a relevant government regulatory agency, or by calling a consumer fraud attorney in San Diego at Haeggquist & Eck, LLP. We value your privacy. Any information you provide to us will be held in the strictest confidence and will only be used by our attorneys to determine how we can help you.

If you feel you have been the victim of consumer fraud or any other type of fraud, please contact us online or call (619) 342-8000 to learn about your legal rights and options.

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