In today’s fast-paced economy, consumer fraud is an increasingly common injury inflicted on millions of unsuspecting victims nationwide. In its most benign form, consumer fraud can be innocuous, but at the other extreme, it can result in serious financial losses and even bankruptcy for victims.
When companies and individuals you trust, such as banks, accounting firms, credit card companies and insurance companies, enter into business with you, they have an obligation to treat you fairly and to operate within the law. When you work with individuals who provide advice and guidance on your financial affairs, such as investment counselors, stockbrokers, insurance agents and accountants, they have a fiduciary responsibility to act in your best interest. When they act in their own best interests instead of yours or when they act negligently with your affairs, and you lose money, you have recourse under consumer protection laws.
If a corporation or business engages in fraudulent and unscrupulous conduct in order to steal money from individuals, the consumer fraud attorneys at the Orfanos & Alvarado Attorneys at Law can hold it accountable. Contact us for a free evaluation of your case.