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Federal Trade Commission ActionsAmong the missions undertaken by the Federal Trade Commission is protection of consumers in the U.S. The FTC’s 2011 report confirms that from April 2010 to mid-March of 2011, the agency:

● Filed 38 actions in federal district court
● Obtained 82 judgments and orders that directed defendants to pay more than $365 million to wronged consumers
● Referred cases to the Justice Department that culminated in 8 civil penalty orders for more than $5 million in civil penalties
● Approved 14 administrative orders
● Logged more than 250,000 complaints about identity theft in 2010

Source: U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Perhaps now more than ever, “caveat emptor” remains a valid warning for consumers across the U.S. From misrepresentations by financial institutions and mortgage brokers, to instances of identity theft and questionable debt collection practices, consumers nationwide are encountering scams, frauds, false products, and manipulations – a veritable host of nefarious schemes. If you or someone you know has been victimized by unscrupulous individuals or companies, a consumer fraud attorney can explain your rights and your options. If you or your company face charges for perpetrating consumer fraud, you’ll need the advice of a qualified consumer fraud defense lawyer.

At The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman, our New York consumer fraud attorneys know that the widespread use of computers and mobile devices has exponentially increased consumers’ vulnerability to schemes, scams, and fraudulent practices. Our consumer fraud lawyers know that unscrupulous or unfair practices can leave you frustrated, angry, and – at worst – in financial ruin. When a dishonest lender, merchant, manufacturer or other individual or company has violated your trust and caused you financial and emotional harm, contact our firm. We’ll listen to your concerns, then explain your rights and the legal options available to you. When you need a strong advocate to help you battle corrupt vendors or merchants, the New York consumer fraud lawyers at The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman are prepared to vigorously protect your interests. Often, we can apply our negotiation skills to help to resolve disputes effectively without the expense and time commitment involved in litigation.

If you or your company are under investigation for, or if you’ve been charged with consumer fraud, you’ll need experienced defense attorneys who know how to take decisive action on your behalf. At The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman, our consumer fraud defense lawyers are committed to defending your rights. We are skilled negotiators who can work effectively with law enforcement and government agencies to seek reduction of the charges against you. In the event that your case should proceed to trial, you may rest assured that we are proficient litigators who are ready to mount a compelling defense that is aimed at achieving acquittal.

The Federal Trade Commission lists the leading consumer fraud complaints, and the New York consumer fraud lawyers at The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman can advise you or represent you, whether you are the victim of such actions or charged with perpetrating consumer fraud. Current top consumer complaints address products, services, or practices in these areas:

●  Identity theft
●  Debt collections
●  Internet services
●  Sweepstakes, lotteries, and prizes
●  Catalog and shop-at-home sales
●  Imposter scams
●  Online auctions
●  Counterfeit check and foreign money scams
●  Credit card schemes
●  Mortgage relief and debt management schemes
●  Health care practices
●  Other issues

The New York consumer fraud attorneys at The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman know that you work hard to earn a living. We understand how upsetting it can be to find that a corrupt person or business has taken your hard-earned money under false pretenses. Our consumer fraud lawyers can help you with breach of contract actions, deceptive practice issues, false products, and other matters. If you’ve been accused of consumer fraud, we also have the experience you need to ensure that your rights are protected and that you have capable and responsive attorneys who will mount a vigorous defense on your behalf. Contact The Law Offices of Newman & Drukman. We’ll listen to you, treat you with the respect you deserve, and provide you with the high quality legal services you need.