In Texas, fraud law relates to all forms of business and personal fraud. The law of fraud typically requires that the one accused of fraud be proven to have acted intentionally or with wanton disregard for the results of the action. Attorneys practicing in fraud law are generally litigators who prosecute cases for the government, or who bring or defend lawsuits alleging fraud between people and businesses.
Consumer fraud exists when a consumer buys something that doesn’t work as advertised. This “something” can be a defective product, a real estate swindle, a fake charitable cause, bad faith denial of insurance coverage, or a travel scam. Consumer fraud protection shields consumers from these deceptions primarily through enforcement of state and federal consumer protection and product safety laws.
Consumer Fraud Against the Elderly
It is a difficult task to help anyone who may be a victim of fraud, but it is particularly difficult to identify fraud against elderly victims, who often live alone and may be socially isolated. Sadly, it is all too common that vulnerable elders become the target of fraud from a number of different sources—financial advisers, health care providers, and even close friends and family members who have earned and taken advantage of the trust and confidence of the elderly individual.
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