Consumer Fraud Law

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Consumer fraud issues can include home repair, telemarketing, sweepstakes, charities and healthcare.

Telemarketing scams – this can be where you receive an unsolicited call from someone you do not know.  There may be a claim that you won a free gift, vacation or prize but must pay postage and handling or other charges.

Home Repairs scams can include door-to-door salespersons with no local connections that offer to do home repair work for much less than the market price.  You should be aware of contractors demanding cash payments or full payment before work is completed.

Scams involving charities can involve solicitations from a phony charity with a name that sounds like a better-known, reputable organization.  In these situations solicitors cannot or will not answer basic questions about the charity or they use high-pressure tactics to obtain a donation.

Healthcare scams can include promoters that market a healthcare product as a quick, effective cure-all that remedies many diverse ailments.  You should be concerned if the health product is advertised as being a scientific breakthrough, miraculous cure, exclusive product, ancient remedy or as containing a secret ingredient.

Sweepstakes scams can include magazine sellers or clearing houses that offer you prizes to get you to make purchases.  You should be aware of promoters giving you the idea that you will closer to winning the grand prize if you purchase more of their products.

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We have been involved in various legal matters in numerous counties throughout Illinois, including Bond County (Pleasant Mound, Illinois) Clay County (Louisville, Illinois), Clinton County (Bartelso, Illinois), Effingham County (Effingham, Illinois), Fayette County (Vandalia, Illinois), Franklin County (Benton, Illinois), Green County, Hamilton County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Jersey County, Johnson County, Macoupin County, Madison County, Marion County (Salem, Illinois), Monroe County (Waterloo, Illinois), Perry County, Randolph County (Ellis Grove, Illinois), St. Clair County, Union County, Washington County, Wayne County, White County, Williamson County, Edwards County and including Illinois cities such as Belleville, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Alton, Carlyle, Greenville, Vandalia, Bloomington, Springfield, Vienna, Pinckneyville, Nashville, Jerseyville, Carrollton, McLeansboro, Carmi, Marion and Carbondale, Illinois, as well as Nokomis, Illinois, Olney, Illinois, Carmi, Illinois, Welge, Illinois, Harrisburg, Illinois and DuQuoin, Illinois.

We have been involved in various lemon law and auto fraud cases in the Metro East, Illinois and Southern Illinois areas.

The Illinois Commercial Code governs the sale of goods, such as cars.  If your car has a substantial defect, not known to you at the time of sale, you may be able to unwind the deal and get your money back.  This is called rejection or revocation of acceptance.

The Illinois Consumer Fraud Act prohibits deceptive or unfair acts or practices, and is applicable to a wide variety of conduct.  In a car case, it applies to undisclosed accidents, fraudulent sales techniques, odometer fraud, and other deceptions car dealers may have engaged in when selling cars.

Truth in Lending Act.  This act regulates disclosure of financing terms.  It is applicable to car cases when the dealers force consumers to buy unnecessary insurance, claiming it would improve their chances of getting financing, or when the dealers do not allow consumers to take unsigned copies of their finance contracts to shop around for a better rate.

Illinois Lemon Law.  This legislation is familiar to many consumers.  However, there are also other federal laws or state laws that may apply to a given consumer fraud case.

Fraud can be a representation of a fact that a person relies on in taking action such as paying money, that had the accurate facts been known, the person would not have paid money.