Consumer Fraud

Have you been deceived by a company selling products and/or services or taken advantage of by an individual or corporation? If so, you may be a victim of Consumer Fraud.

New Jersey has strong consumer protection laws in place. The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act is a law that protects New Jersey consumers from fraudulent and deceptive business practices. The Act prohibits the use of any unconscionable commercial practice, deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise, misrepresentation, or the knowing, concealment, suppression, or omission of any material fact with intent that others rely upon such concealment, suppression or omission, in connection with the sale or advertisement of any merchandise or real estate.
N.J.S.A. 56:8-1.

Consumer Fraud can cause significant monetary damages. However, even a more modest economic loss can be addressed under the law.

Some of the common types of consumer fraud include:

  • False advertising
  • Unfair pricing
  • Contractor fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Fake Charities
  • Sale of Unsafe Products

If you believe you are a victim of consumer fraud, contact our office. Patrick Whalen can help you pursue legal action against those who have misled and/or deceived you. A Consumer Fraud Act claim can compensate you for your losses, while also punishing and holding the fraudster accountable.