In this day and age, it can often feel like the trustworthiness and confidence boost of a firm seal-the-deal handshake is a thing of the past. Knowing how to navigate the marketplace and protecting yourself against shady or unethical business practices can be an overwhelming task.
Between 2019 and 2020 the number of fraud, identity theft, and other reports analyzed by the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection rose more than 45%.
As consumer protection advocates, we are here to protect you and your rights against these types of dishonest business tactics. Continue reading to find out how to ensure your protection in the landscape of this ever-changing marketplace.
What Is a Consumer Protection Advocate?
While the Federal Trade Commission and other agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau maintain the task of enforcing the laws and holding businesses accountable when they are found to be in violation, what does consumer protection mean?
It is the job of a consumer protection advocate to not only assist you in knowing your rights, but to also stand on your side when you feel these rights have been violated. The goal is simple: To protect consumers like you from unethical business practices and to also ensure the safety of their private personal data.
The ways in which many less than reputable businesses have found to take advantage of the everyday consumer are innumerable. The FTC is responsible for enforcing more than 70 consumer protection laws. Among other types of fraud, some of the common cases we see are:
- Harassment from debt collectors
- Predatory lending
- False advertising
- Data breaches
Have My Rights Been Violated?
It can seem that our consumer rights could be violated at any time. Answering the wrong phone call or clicking on the wrong email could result in any number of scams. Every year new precedents are set in courtrooms across the country as the demand for consumer protection rises.
The dilemma for the everyday consumer is that they find themselves stuck in the middle trying to make sense of the situation. On one side they have the business entity they feel that has let them down or treated them unfairly. On the other, they face a myriad of legalities, that while there to protect them, can often confuse and deter them from seeking help when it’s needed.
We Are Here to Help
If you feel you have fallen victim to any form of deceptive, dishonest, or unethical business practices, you need a Pensacola consumer law lawyer.
As consumer protection advocates we have been practicing consumer law for years and we pride ourselves on client satisfaction. Whether you feel you deserve compensation for a company’s actions or just have questions and require some guidance contact us at Stevenson Klotz Injury Lawyers or give us a call at (850) 444-0000.
Frequently asked questions:
Where are you located?
We practice consumer law in state and federal courts in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.
When can I call?
Our staff is on call to answer any question 24 hours a day.
How much does it cost?
Your case will be evaluated for free. You only pay us if we recover for you.
Following graduation from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Eric Stevenson held a number of positions including Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. Eric has been practicing with partner Christopher Klotz since 2015 litigating personal injury and car accidents in Alabama and Florida.