Making a false statement or representation that repairs, servicing, alterations, or modifications of a product have been made and receiving money in exchange for that repair, servicing, alteration or modification when, in fact, the service was not provided is a violation of the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Act.
Similarly, a statement that contains a misrepresentation of an important fact which the consumer relied upon or a failure to state an important fact which, by its omission, misleads the consumer is a violation of the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Act.
Any statement that goods or services, or that the person providing the goods or services, are of a particular standard, quality, grade, status, to have a certain approval or certification that was not true when stated, would be a violation of the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Act entitling the consumer to relief.
Making false or misleading representations concerning the reasons for, the existence of, or the amounts of price reductions or price comparisons of competitors or the merchant's own price in the past or in the future violates the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Act if the statements were false.
Falsely stating that services, replacements, or repairs are needed or falsely stating that goods or services are provided at the sale or discount prices for reasons that are untrue violates the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Act.
Occasionally, people advertise goods or services without the intent to ever sell them at the price or under the conditions advertised or offered. If you have experienced any of these conditions, the individual who made that advertisement is subject to penalties under the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Act.
If you, a family member, or a loved one has experienced any of these conditions, please contact the Consumer Fraud attorneys at the law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C.
by Ira Sherman, Esq.