Many of our readers in North Carolina probably know that quite a few laws that focus on consumer protection are attempting to address one key problem: unlawful business practices. Every day there are individuals, groups and organizations alike that are targeted by companies that skirt the line of flat-out fraud or abuse of consumer protection laws. Creditors, collection agencies and even banks have been known to engage in unlawful business practices.
So, when you are feeling pressure from a corporation, or you have a feeling that you are facing unlawful practices from your bank or a collection agency, for example, what are your consumer protection needs? As it may turn out, you could have a claim under one or more consumer protection laws.
Debt collectors are probably the most notorious example of companies that attempt to apply extreme pressure on individuals when attempting to collect on a debt. We have all probably heard stories of debt collectors calling relentlessly, even at night, or even filing cases in court to attempt to collect on debts. However, by violating consumer protection laws designed to protect individuals from some of these extreme practices, debt collectors open themselves up to legal claims. There are many other examples of potential legal violations when it comes to consumer protection laws.
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At our law firm, we work with North Carolina residents who believe they have been subject to unlawful business practices that might have violated consumer protection laws. Any given claim has unique facts and, as a result, various laws may apply to any given situation. For more information about how we might be able to help in your legal situation, please visit the consumer protection overview section of our law firm’s website.