Consumers often work hard to provide for their loved ones and, rightfully, expect truthful information when purchasing products and services. When corporations deceive or take unfair advantage of customers, we turn to the courts and fight on behalf of these consumers. Consumer fraud involves deceptive or fraudulent practices that result in financial or other losses for consumers in the course of seemingly legitimate business transactions.
Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. represents consumers in class actions seeking to recover damages for deceptive business practices, including defrauding consumers of various products and services which do not perform as advertised, or overcharging and levying hidden charges through deceptive business practices. Consumer protection class actions, including data breach matters, play a key role in protecting consumers. Aggregating individual losses in a class action provides a powerful mechanism to recover for wrongful conduct by companies and unscrupulous operators.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, more than 2 million cases of consumer fraud occurred in 2013, costing Americans more than $1.6 billion. Identity theft was the most common, accounting for nearly 300,000 of all incidents. Debt collection complaints, such as aggressive practices or factual misrepresentations, were the most common complaint after identity theft. False advertising, bait and switch marketing, unconscionable pricing, and charging for services never provided are some other forms of unfair and deceptive practices.
Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. fights against deceptive, misleading, unfair and secretive practices corporations and others use to defraud consumers. As part of its consumer practice, the Firm also strives to protect the rights of individuals affected by nefarious cyberattacks, due to the failure of corporations and other third parties to adequately protect sensitive personal or protected health information. The Firm is committed to protect the interest of its clients by prosecuting consumer protection lawsuits against those that have defrauded consumers.