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Businesses can be charged with consumer fraud if they obtain profits from consumers through deceptive practices. This can be accomplished in a number of ways. Telemarketing and email spam are common forms of consumer fraud, where an entity claims to be a legitimate business and deceives consumers into paying money for products or services that the entity fails to provide. Identity theft is common in consumer fraud cases, as well, when telemarketers or other entities gain the trust of consumers and obtain their personal information in order to steal their identity.
Computer crimes and credit card fraud are often forms of consumer fraud, as well. False advertising and false impersonation are tactics used to obtain profits from unsuspecting consumers. Conviction of consumer fraud could ruin a business and land a person in jail or prison for a felony offense. Consult with a Chicago criminal defense immediately if you have been accused of or charged with consumer fraud. Without excellent legal representation, you stand little chance of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding the harsh penalties that are involved.
Okabe & Haushalter is a highly-reviewed and awarded firm serving the Chicago area. We have extensive experience in all areas of criminal defense, from DUI and drug crimes to white collar crimes and sex offenses, and we will fight tirelessly to defend you from a wrongful conviction. Our firm has been featured numerous times in the news and media, including CNN, the Associated Press, and Newsweek magazine. Moreover, Attorney Mark J. Haushalter has an Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb, and Attorney Ryan Okabe has a 9.3 Superb Avvo Rating. Do not hesitate to contact our firm right away to speak with a lawyer about your legal options. We will gladly set up a case evaluation appointment and help you prevent a criminal conviction.