New Jersey Consumer Protection Lawyers
We Want to Protect You Safe from Consumer Fraud
Millions of people around the country have been affected by consumer fraud. Identity theft, credit card fraud, embezzlement, Ponzi schemes and general swindling occur on a regular basis. Sometimes, the losses are minimal and victims — through concentrated effort — can recover from them. Other times, the losses are much greater, such as fraud that results in bankruptcy, and the effects are permanent.
What is Consumer Fraud?
Consumer fraud is legally defined as fraud that occurs during business transactions wherein the perpetrators intentionally make false statements designed to deceive their targets. Victims of consumer fraud accept these false statements as fact and complete their business transactions not knowing they will lead to personal loss.
Unscrupulous businesses, corporations and individuals attempt to steal money from their victims in a variety of ways. Customers expect to be treated fairly by their business connections and are often unaware they are being defrauded. Businesses that put their interest before their customers or that are negligent with their clients’ finances are guilty of violating consumer protection laws and can and should be held accountable for their actions.
New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act
New Jersey consumers are protected from fraud through the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) which can be enforced by the Attorney General and an experienced New Jersey fraud lawyer. Businesses that willfully deceive their clients for personal gain are guilty of consumer fraud and can be sued for financial and punitive damages. The CFA allows victims to pursue compensation that is triple the amount of original losses and includes provisions for legal fees.
New Jersey Consumer Fraud Lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP are Consumer Advocates Who Can Help
Individuals who believe they may be victims of fraud should seek the legal counsel of a skilled New Jersey fraud lawyer. At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP our team can determine which laws have been broken and which parties are responsible. Some victims may see their cases included in a class action lawsuit if multiple victims have been defrauded by the same person or company.
If you have been lied to, misled or exploited through the illicit actions of others, you may have the right to pursue litigation. Our New Jersey consumer fraud lawyers are always ready to take the fight into the courtroom to obtain justice for our clients. We have helped our clients recoup millions of dollars and successfully managed all types of consumer fraud cases including car dealer fraud and lemon law claims, contractor fraud, data breaches and mortgage foreclosure scams.
At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP we are dedicated to helping fraud victims regain control over their lives and achieve a sense of justice. Call us today at 1-732-777-0100 or contact us online to schedule your complimentary case review at our offices in Red Bank, Toms River or Edison, New Jersey.