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Legal Help for Victims of Fraud

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Neff Law Firm, P.A.'s, experienced attorneys provide legal help for victims of fraud. Some of the types of fraud cases handled by these lawyers include:

  • Employment fraud
  • Business fraud
  • Investment fraud
  • Fraudulent sales
  • Medicare Fraud
  • Misleading information on investments
  • Bait and switch tactics
  • Fraudulent twisting tactics
  • Fraudulent churning
  • Deceptive sales practices
  • Telemarketing fraud
  • Letters claiming you have "won" a prize and/or have money coming to you that seek to cheat the recipient
  • Identity theft
  • Advance fee schemes
  • Health care fraud
  • Health insurance fraud
  • Life Insurance fraud
  • Letter of credit fraud
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Charities fraud
  • Debt elimination fraud
  • Job scams
  • Health care financing
  • Mortgage restructuring / mortgage modification
  • Rent-to-Own
  • Uninsured savings accounts in off-shore and / or foreign banks
  • Disreputable mortgage brokers
  • Fraudulent insurance policies
  • Some of the Federal Laws Protecting Consumers:
  • The Federal Trade Commission Act ("FTC Act")
  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA")
  • Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • Truth in Lending Act ("TILA")
  • Credit Repair Organizations Act
  • False Claims Act ("FCA")
  • Some Minnesota Consumer Protection Laws:
  • Uniform Commercial Code (as enacted by Minnesota)
  • Minnesota Lemon Law
  • Trade Practices
  • Consumer Protection: Products and Sales
  • Consumer Protection: Solicitation of Sales
  • Housing; Statutory Warranties

Many times people put their trust in business in someone else only to later be disappointed. They may feel cheated and tell friends they have been defrauded. The law does not consider every transaction that does not work out to necessarily give the basis for a disappointed person to sue the other party. To pursue a fraud claim there must be certain specific types of proof met. There is more than one way a person can be defrauded. A common type of fraud is through the use of untrue representations. A person who wants to pursue a claim for being defrauded through an untrue representation must meet applicable standards for doing so under the law of the appropriate jurisdiction. This means that person may have to have facts to support his or her allegations and meet all of the elements of fraud by untrue representation required in the jurisdiction. While each jurisdiction may have its own requirements a party who feels defrauded by an untrue representation should review his or her fact situation to see if the following elements are present in his or her fact situation.

  • Did the other party make representations to you?
  • Were the representations untrue?
  • Were the untrue representations as to a past and present fact?
  • Were the untrue representations of material importance?
  • Were the representations susceptible of knowledge?
  • Did the person making the untrue representation know them to be untrue or assert them as his or her own knowledge without knowing them to be true or false?
  • Were you induced to act on the untrue representations?
  • Did you act in reliance upon the untrue representations?
  • Did you suffer damage by the untrue representations?
  • Was the damage suffered caused by the untrue representations?
The above questions may be useful but not determinative of whether there is a sufficient basis to proceed with a fraud claim for untrue representation. It is important to know the law of the appropriate jurisdiction as to fraud and to evaluate whether you meet the requirements of that jurisdiction to proceed with this type of fraud claim. It is a sound idea if you believe to have been defrauded to consult as soon as possible with a licensed lawyer.

Relief From Fraud Damage

Neff Law Firm, P.A., has Minnesota lawyers who are experienced in handling fraud lawsuits. These skilled Minneapolis lawyers can help victims of fraud get relief. Consumers who find that they are the victim of fraud and/or illegal or deceptive business practices of a creditor may get legal assistance from a Neff Law Firm, P.A., Minneapolis attorney at its greater Minneapolis office in Edina or a St. Paul attorney at its greater St. Paul office in Roseville. These experienced Minnesota lawyers have helped many consumers who have been the victims of financial traps.

A Financial Trap Can Have Wide Ranging Negative Effects

The Minnesota attorneys at Neff Law Firm, P.A., understand that a common cause of money problems that leads to or contributes to bankruptcy is being caught in a financial trap. There are many different financial traps for the unwary. The skilled Minnesota lawyers at Neff Law Firm, P.A., have experience helping consumers cope or workout difficulties caused by being swindled or otherwise financially victimized. These competent and compassionate Minnesota attorneys have helped many people through either civil litigation against defrauding entities or where appropriate a bankruptcy.

Fred Neff Minneapolis Lawyer

Minneapolis / St. Paul lawyer Fred Neff has had extensive experience helping people who are the victims of being caught in financial traps or otherwise defrauded. He has pursued fraud claims against many different entities on behalf of his clients. His extensive experience in handling complex litigation cases include: multi-state litigation, anti-trust, life insurance, and other types of investment fraud. Fred Neff has handled fraud lawsuits in association with other lawyers in various jurisdictions throughout the United States. He has served on the board of a prominent insurance company. He has handled many different types of fraud cases ranging from ordinary to extremely complex litigation. Some of the large complex legal matters involving fraud that he has handled include False Claims Act / Qui-Tam, federal multi-district litigation involving deceptive sales practices, business fraud, fraudulent insurance sales, misleading information on investments, real estate and anti-trust. In addition to representing consumers in civil fraud cases, the experienced lawyers at Neff Law Firm, P.A., also represent defendants in criminal fraud cases.

Twin Cities Office Locations

Consumers who are the victims of being caught in a financial trap and in need of legal help/or assistance in achieving of debt relief may set up an in-person confidential conference with a St. Paul attorney at the Roseville office or a Minneapolis attorney at the Edina office of Neff Law Firm, P.A., who can help evaluate the situation to assess available options for relief. For a lawyer consultation at either the Minneapolis area office (Edina) or in the St. Paul area office (Roseville), please call Neff Law Firm, P.A.'s, scheduling telephone number of (952) 831-6555.

Minnesota Bankruptcy Debtor Relief Attorney

A Minnesota bankruptcy attorney at Neff Law Firm, P.A., can help a debtor who is experiencing serious financial problems because of being caught by a financial trap. These twin cities bankruptcy attorneys have over many years of combined legal experience helping people who face serious debt problems.

Confidential Meeting With an Attorney

A person that has a concern with being defrauded can meet with either a Minneapolis attorney at the firm's Edina office or a St. Paul attorney at the firm's Roseville office. These Twin Cities law offices are available to consumers throughout Minnesota including people living in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina, Roseville, Bloomington, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, Robbinsdale, Brooklyn Center, Anoka, Columbia Heights, Oakdale, Eagan, Mendota Heights, Eden Prairie, Deep Haven, Minnetonka, Wayzata, Mound, Hopkins, Chaska, New Brighton, Chanhassen, Excelsior, Orono, Shakopee, Richfield, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, St. Anthony and Maple Grove.

For an appointment to meet a twin cities attorney in the greater Minneapolis office in Edina, Minnesota or in the greater St. Paul office in Roseville, Minnesota please call Neff Law Firm, P.A.'s, central scheduling telephone number of (952) 831-6555.

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I have recommended that consumers caught in financial traps go to Neff Law firm, P.A. for knowledgeable and zealous pursuit of their claims. Financial services industry professional