Deceptive Trade Practices

 

Deceptive Trade Practices -- Federal legislation and statutes in every state prohibit the use of unfair or deceptive trade practices and unfair competition in business.  The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) regulates federal laws designed to protect consumers.  These laws serve to protect people from businesses who use deceptive, fraudulent or unfair means to make money.  The FTC also develops rules related to how companies can collect on a debt.

 State Laws -- Many states also have government run consumer protection offices as part of the state attorney general offices.  Those state laws may afford further protection to you.

Illinois - http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/debtcollection.html

Wisconsin - https://www.wdfi.org/wca/business_guidance/creditors/debt_collection/

Michigan - http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164-17337_20942-238041--,00.html

Indiana - http://www.in.gov/dfi/2588.htm

Contact Geier Law for more information about the laws in your state.