If you use email, frequent the Internet, have a telephone, or open your door to solicitors, it’s likely that you will be targeted by con artists at some time in your life. If you are very active on the internet, that likelihood seems to increase daily. Con artists are sharp, believable, and creative, and they want your money, usually right now. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is … so says the office of State Attorney Jeffrey L. Ashton, Orange County, Florida.
Tips to Help You Avoid Con Artists’ Schemes …
Beware of terms, such as Cash Only, Secret Plans, Something for Nothing, Haste, Today Only and Last Chance in e-mails, Internet ads, or from telephone solicitors. If it sounds too good to be true, you are likely to be dealing with a scam artist. In addition ….
To Avoid Being Targeted by Online Scammers …
If you believe you are targeted by a con artist, contact your local State Attorney’s Consumer Protection Department. You can reach the State Attorney 9th Judicial Circuit (Orange County, FL) by ..
The State Attorney prosecutes criminal violations of Florida consumer protection statutes. For more information, visit the State Attorney’s consumer education website.
While the majority of businesses in Florida are honest and trustworthy, there is a small but very active minority of business people who are not the least bit interested in customer satisfaction and who resort to fraudulent, unfair or deceptive practices to maximize their profits. The Central Florida area is a favorite target of fly-by-night swindlers and itinerants who often pass through leaving a trail of unhappy victims before local law enforcement agencies are even aware of their presence.
In some cases, consumers will need to pursue their own case in court and seek legal advice from a qualified attorney. Solomita Law may be reached at (407) 305-5599.