The Federal Government has set up a consumer action website that contains insightful and detailed information about how consumers can protect their rights in many different types of consumer transactions. The website also has a link to the new Consumer Action Handbook. It describes the Consumer Action Handbook as follows:
This everyday guide to being a smart shopper is hot off the press and chock-full of helpful tips about preventing identity theft, understanding credit, filing a consumer complaint, and much more. In the 2010 edition, you’ll find updated information about filing for bankruptcy, finding a lawyer, and planning a funeral, along with many other useful topics.
You can view a pdf copy of the 2010 Consumer Action Handbook here.
The website also has links for consumer complaint forms. It provides helpful tips on specific consumer issues, like buying a car or home or preventing identity theft.
If you are unable to resolve your consumer complaint and it involves issues of unfair dealing, consumer fraud or deception, our private consumer protection law firm can bring and individual or class action lawsuit in the right case to protect your rights and those of other consumer victims.
Our Chicago consumer attorneys handle individual and class action predatory lending, unfair debt collection, lemon law and other consumer fraud cases that government agencies and public interest law firms such as the Illinois Attorney General may not pursue. Class action lawsuits our law firm has been involved in or spear-headed have led to substantial awards totalling over a million dollars to organizations including the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the National Consumer Law Center, and local law school consumer programs. The Waukegan consumer fraud lawyers at Lubin Austermuehle are proud of our achievements in assisting national and local consumer rights organizations obtain the funds needed to ensure that consumers are protected and informed of their rights. By standing up to consumer fraud and consumer rip-offs, and in the right case filing consumer protection lawsuits and class-actions you too can help ensure that other consumers’ rights are protected from consumer rip-offs and unscrupulous or dishonest practices.
Our Chicago consumer trial attorneys provide assistance in fair debt collection, consumer fraud and consumer rights cases including in Illinois and throughout the country. You can click here to see a description of the some of the many individual and class-action consumer cases we have handled. A video of our lawsuit which helped ensure more fan friendly security at Wrigley Field can be found here. You can contact one of our Naperville consumer law attorneys who can assist in lemon law, unfair debt collection, predatory lending, wage claims, unpaid overtime and other consumer, consumer fraud or consumer class action cases by filling out the contact form at the side of this blog or by clicking here.