The Federal Trade Commission reported that in 2011:
- 5,000,000 Americans paid for fraudulent weight loss products and programs
- 4,000,000 Americans were billed for services they did not agree to purchase
- 2,400,000 Americans spent money on fraudulent prize promotions
- 1,800,000 million Americans were defrauded by "work-from-home" programs
Thousands more people fall victim to such practices without even knowing it, causing the fraud to go unreported.
In Missouri, you not only have the right to expect those with whom you do business will deal fairly and honestly with you; you have the right to demand it. The Federal Trade Commission Act, the Truth-In-Lending Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act are just a few of the consumer protection statutes enacted to protect consumers like you from deceptive, unfair and fraudulent business practices, whether they occur before or after the sale. If you believe that you have been the victim of deceptive, unfair or fraudulent business practices, contact Hall Ansley for a free consultation. You can also view our consumer law case results page to learn more about past cases that we have won for our clients.