Every product and service available on the market should come with the consumers’ assurance their purchases are safe and secure. It is not uncommon for the customers to experience abusive and fraudulent behavior of the marketers, which is why they need to understand consumer protection laws that allow them to fight the injustice back. 

In this section, we’ll give you an insight into what you, as a consumer, can do to protect your rights as well as what your fundamental consumer rights are. 

The Consumer Bill of Rights lists the following: 

  • The right to safety
  • The right to the satisfaction of basic needs
  • The right to be heard
  • The right to a healthy environment
  • The right to be informed
  • The right to redress
  • The right to choose
  • The right to consumer education

All of these rights are uniformly dispersed across the entire consumer market and are equal for everyone. In case your consumer rights have been violated, and you feel you’ve been a victim to any unfair practices have, you can address the issues with these consumer protection organizations:

  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which works to prevent deception, fraud and unfair business practices in the marketplace
  • State Consumer Protection Offices that work to conduct investigations and prosecute scammers under criminal laws and ultimate educate consumers about their rights

The laws consumers can rely on to protect their consumer rights are Consumer Bill of Rights, Federal statutes, and State statutes.

Aside from the consumer protection rights laid out above, this section will also explore sections like:

  • Open Class Action Settlements in 2018
  • To Remove or Not to Remove… Posters’ Rights
  • Major US Government Agencies Involved in Consumer Protection

The main point of this section is to keep the consumers educated about their rights so that any scams and scammers can be caught and addressed early on, under appropriate criminal laws.

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