Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Consumer Scam Definition:

A deceptive sale of goods or services to a consumer designed to extract money unreasonably excessive given the services rendered or goods provided, if any.

Related Terms: Consumer Fraud, Consumer Goods, Misleading Advertising

Consumer scams are unlawful deceptive practices upon unsuspecting consumers designed to facilitate the payment of money irregardless or grossly disproportionate as to the value of any service actually rendered or any goods provided.

Consumer scams evolve with technology. For example, many consumer scams now originate through the Internet and email access (for example, the hitman scam). Other utilize 1-900 technology.

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