5 Ways to Sue a Business If You Are a Scam Victim

When you purchase a good or service, you expect the business selling it to you to tell the truth. When a company misrepresents a product or service, they are breaking the law. If you are a victim of fraud in Georgia, you may have grounds to sue the fraudulent business for the financial and emotional losses you have suffered. However, these claims can be complex, which means that having an experienced attorney on your side is essential.

At Taylor Odachowski Schmidt & Crossland LLC, we empathize with the confusion and frustration that comes from being a victim of business scams. Our firm stands ready to empower those wronged by deceptive practices, guiding them through the complex legal process. There are many types of fraud cases in Georgia, and depending on the circumstances surrounding your situation, you may have grounds to sue for false advertising, unsafe pricing, or the selling of hazardous products, among others. Our attorneys are well-versed in the state’s fraud laws and are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. 

Grounds to Sue for Fraud in Georgia

Fortunately, anyone who is a victim of fraud can sue a business for damages in Georgia. However, there are many different types of frauds and claims you may be able to file. A few common grounds for fraud include the following:

False Advertising

While many businesses may exaggerate the benefits of their products, this exaggeration may cross the line into false advertising. If a company made misleading or deceptive claims about their product or service and you suffered damages as a result, you may file a claim for the losses you have endured. 

Unfair Pricing

You may have a case if the business in question implements dishonest pricing schemes to sell its products or services. One example of unfair pricing is if a company advertises a product for one price but sells it at a higher price at the store. Another instance of fraudulent pricing is hiding costs, such as processing fees.

Selling Unsafe Products

When a company sells a defective product, such as a motor vehicle, it may be held accountable through a consumer fraud claim in addition to a personal injury or wrongful death claim. These cases are often complex, making it vital to have an accomplished fraud attorney in your corner. 

Internet Fraud

As the internet marketplace continues to expand, so do instances of online fraud. These scams typically rely on new technologies to take advantage of those who are less internet savvy. One infamous example is when someone poses as an Internal Revenue Services (IRS) agent, claiming that the victim must send money through a disreputable link to avoid being audited. This, among many other internet schemes, can cause significant harm, giving victims grounds to seek damages for fraud.

Fraudulent Terms and Conditions

If a business’s terms and conditions are unfair, they may break the law. For instance, if a business includes an invasive use of their customer’s information in their terms and conditions, they may be held liable through a consumer fraud claim if the customer would not have consented if they had been aware. 

Speak with a First-Class Fraud Attorney at Taylor Odachowski Schmidt & Crossland LLC

At Taylor Odachowski Schmidt & Crossland LLC, we provide top-tier legal services for fraud and consumer scam cases. With a deep understanding of Georgia law, our attorneys are dedicated to guiding victims through the complexities of their cases, ensuring they receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

If you need expert legal assistance to navigate a fraud case, don’t hesitate to reach out to our skilled attorneys. Contact us for a consultation at (912) 634-0955 or through our online contact form.