The New York States Deceptive Practices Statute says, Deceptive acts and practices unlawful. (a) Deceptive acts or practices in the conduct of any business, trade or commerce or in the furnishing of any service in this state are hereby declared unlawful. A variety of practices can be punished including false advertising, bait … Continue reading NEW YORK DECEPTIVE PRACTICE CLAIMS
https://ag.ny.gov/consumer-frauds/Filing-a-Consumer-Complaint Law enforcement actions are taken by the Attorney General to protect the public good and to ensure a fair market place. However, for individual consumer complaints, the Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection offers an informal dispute resolution program for complaints against a merchant or business.
Companies Hid Loan Interest Rates and Fees and Deceived Consumers About Other Terms of the Deal The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) filed a lawsuit charging companies with deceiving consumers about the costs and risks of their pension advance loans. The CFPB allege that the companies duped consumers into borrowing against their pensions by deceptively marketing the product … Continue reading Misrepresentations of Loan Interest Rates and Terms
The Federal Trade Commission has charged an online marketing operation with deceptively luring people into an expensive negative option scam using an initial low-cost ($1.03, plus shipping and handling) “trial” offer for tooth whiteners and other products. A federal court temporarily halted the operation and froze its assets at the request of the FTC, which … Continue reading Online Marketing Schemes and Fraud
Home Depot is paying a $5.7 million in penalties to settle charges stemming from allegations that it sold consumer products that had been recalled. According to a Law360 news report, the settlement resolves charges that Home Depot sold nearly 3,000 units of recalled consumer products including light fixtures, smoke alarms and other items. According to the … Continue reading Claims for Sale of Recalled Products
A Channel 4 I-Team report states, New York City Sues Car Dealer After Accusations of Loan Fraud. http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Auto-Loan-Fraud-Subprime-Lawsuit-Major-World-Car-Dealer-New-York-City-Consumer-Affairs-Sue-421622913.html The story relates claim of deception in Major World sales and financing. Consumers who have been victims of deception may have legal claims. Call (973) 598-1980 for a free consultation on your Major World consumer fraud claim … Continue reading NEW YORK FILES CLAIMS AGAINST MAJOR WORLD
Medical bill fraud has victims and can occur in a variety of ways. 1. Code Misrepresentation The physician performs service A, but submits a bill for more expensive procedure B, or A and B. 2. Fraudulent Observation or Cloning More elaborately, a false set of observations or other materials is provided, sometimes from another patient. … Continue reading Medical Billing Fraud
Cities have found overcharges by towing companies. Towing rates are governed by statute.
The Division of Consumer Affairs found extensive fraud in the cash for gold business. the urban crackdown resulted in nearly 10,000 citations for alleged, civil violations of State consumer protection laws at 71 jewelry stores, pawn shops, and other locations. In addition, officers confiscated 35 scales that were of types not approved for cash-for-gold transactions, … Continue reading Cash for Gold Fraud
A New Jersey investigation found overcharging and misleading advertising at auto parts stores. The State said, "The investigation, undertaken early last year, found that seven AutoZone stores in Newark, Carteret, Elizabeth, Linden, Flemington, and Plainfield, failed to plainly mark the total selling price on some merchandise." http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/News/Pages/03292016.aspx. A consent order was later executed. http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/News/PressAttachments/03292016_AutoZone_att.pdf The Division … Continue reading Overcharging and Deception at Auto Parts Store