What Must Be Proven With Consumer Fraud?


If you have been a victim of consumer fraud and have suffered damage as a result of misrepresentation, you must prove the following to win your case:

  • The representation given was fact and not opinion
  • The fact was false
  • The fact was material
  • The representation led to financial harm

What is Consumer Fraud?

Consumer fraud occurs when manufacturers or sellers cause consumers harm as a result of providing false information that misrepresented their products.

There are three forms of misrepresentation that arise under common law, including:

  • Intentional Misrepresentation (fraud) – A manufacturer knowingly deceives the consumer by presenting false information
  • Reckless Misrepresentation – A company consciously asserts information that may or may not be truthful
  • Negligent Misrepresentation – A seller carelessly communicates information that should be recognized as false

Best Consumer Fraud Lawyers

If you have been injured or wronged by the conduct, negligence, or fraud of someone else, you may have a potential cause of action. Initial consultation from Schuerger Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys is free. Call us at 833-692-5038. Let our experienced fraud attorneys get you the compensation you deserve for your case.