§ 349. 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. b) Whenever the attorney general shall believe from evidence satisfactory to him that any person, firm, corporation or association or agent or employee thereof has engaged in or is about to engage in any of the acts or practices stated to be unlawful he may bring an action in the name and on behalf of the people of the state of New York to enjoin such unlawful acts or practices and to obtain restitution of any moneys
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.
The Federal Trade Commission and 32 law enforcement partners today announced the results of Operation Ruse Control, a nationwide and cross-border crackdown to protect consumers when purchasing or leasing a car, encompassing 252 enforcement actions. The six new FTC cases include more than $2.6 million in monetary judgments. There were 187 enforcement actions which include both… Continue reading FTC ANNOUNCES CRACKDOWN ON DECEPTION, FRAUD, IN AUTOMOBILE SALES, FINANCIAL AND LEASING.
Our office is looking into deception and fraud claims involving anti-aging skin cream. http://e-tvonline.com/wedding/luxurious/report.php Some promote impressive results in a short time and celebrity endorsements. However, some companies have reported complaints including unexpected charges. We provide a free consultation to discuss your rights and remedies. *the picture displayed above is not from the company.
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
consumers popped their gear in the mail and waited for the defendants to make good on their offer. But once the company had consumers’ equipment in hand, they dropped their buyback price to as little as pennies on the dollar – sometimes just 3%-10% of the original quote.