In the previous blog, examples of violations of the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Act were provided. The purpose of this blog is to give additional examples.
1) Individuals that represent that a person has a sponsorship, is approved, affiliated, or has a certain status which the person, in fact, does not have, violates the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Act.
2) If an individual or entity claims to have a certification, a connection, or affiliation with another organization or entity or certifying or licensing organization and they do not have that license, approval, or status, that is a violation of the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Act. Accordingly, if you deal with someone who claims that they are "certified" or "licensed" to perform a certain service and they were not so licensed or approved, that is a violation of the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Act.
3) If an individual represents that goods are original or new and, in fact, they have been altered, reconditioned or used in any way, there is a violation of the District of Columbia Consumer Act.
4) If there is a misrepresentation of a material fact which has a tendency to mislead the consumer, or a person fails to state a material fact and that failure tends to mislead the consumer, the merchant, or seller of the product or service may be deemed to have violated the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Act.
In the event you, a family member, or loved have experienced a violation of the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Act contact one of the Consumer Fraud attorneys at the law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. for a free consultation.