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Consumer Fraud Archives

Common senior fraud scams

Sadly, in California, senior citizens are frequently the targets of fraudsters and other unscrupulous individuals who try to take advantage of them. Seniors are frequently the victims of consumer fraud because they are oftentimes in an emotionally vulnerable position. Moreover, retirees are frequently perceived as having a lot of money that thieves want to take.

How can a claim of false advertising be proven?

Businesses in California use advertising to tell consumers about their goods, and buyers rely on those statements when purchasing the item. False or misleading advertising is illegal because it is important to protect consumers, and ensure that they can rely on the information given to them in advertisements.

Online shopping scams lead to consumer fraud

As people switch to online shopping because of its convenience, it's easy to forget that not every website visited is legitimate. Unfortunately, scammers commonly use fake images and low prices to get consumers to visit their website and also give fake ads on genuine websites. Once a consumer makes a payment, either the consumer does not receive the product or gets a fake imitation instead. As a result, hard-working individuals are scammed out of their money.

How can you defend your rights against Kickstarter scams?

Kickstarter has become a popular method for inventors, artists and others to obtain funds for their projects. As consumers, Kickstarter and other crowdfunding campaigns are a great way to get involved early with attractive new products, often getting discounts from the seller as a reward for their early involvement.

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