The Pitfalls of an Internet TrustX Don’t Assume Vendors Follow the Rules

stockfresh_8439488_keyboard-with-blue-keypad-consumer-protection-3d-illustration_sizeS-300x200People who shop indoors can be a little bit skeptical about the product. They can examine it and discover whether there is a problem with what is on the shelf. In online shopping, a lot of buyer trust is placed only on looking at a picture of what is being offered. That is the type of trust that goes against the caveat emptor principle of the marketplace. We trust merchants who might not be selling a good product, and there is a severe chance of consumer fraud.

Being Careful

The Federal Trade Commission is aware of online fraud and urges those who shop online to proceed with caution. The Commission’s reminders are intended to prevent fraud from occurring in online transactions, and these recommend the following:

  1. Remember that an online purchase must be shipped to the buyer within 30 days, or the time frame stated in the vendor’s advertisement.
  2. Consumers should investigate the company’s products and check consumer platforms to see complaints about the product or the company itself.
  3. Review the terms of sale BEFORE the purchase is finalized.
  4. Use a credit card because federal law prohibits vendors from collecting payments for items the buyer did not receive.

Unethical merchants will still try to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. These villains think that a buyer will not attempt to process a consumer protection complaint. However, those shoppers covered by Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services group legal plans have access to help that others do not.

Making Use of Experts

Countrywide has a nationwide network of experienced attorneys who will provide pre-paid legal services to plan members. Their legal professionals deal with ordinary situations that a person will encounter from time to time, including consumer protection.

Anyone can give advice, but it doesn’t mean that anyone can use the suggestions provided. Sadly, it happens that an individual cannot legally use an idea. A group legal plan member does not have to worry about that with a Countrywide attorney. Those professionals understand consumer protection law both at the local and federal levels. They can help anyone who suspects they are victims of online consumer infractions.

A group legal plan member can expect that the Countrywide attorney will go deep into the matter, looking for whatever violations of consumer protection may be present. Countrywide gives these lawyers some special tools to work together with information. A Countrywide lawyer can make telephone calls and write letters on legal correspondence to help a plan member. It will happen that a merchant who is violating consumer protection laws, either intentionally or accidentally, is more open to resolving the problem if an attorney is involved. Countrywide has been able to solve many consumer protection problems through communication.

Any online platform that still ignores a group legal plan member or a Countrywide lawyer is not off the hook. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services will advise an individual on how to file a consumer protection complaint and get good results. The advice and guidance of Countrywide are there to help anyone resolve a consumer complaint, even though the vendor may be thousands of miles away.

The Client is Permitted Input

The Countrywide group legal plan is there for every employee of a client organization. We want to guarantee that anyone who needs help can get it. The benefits must be there for everyone, but we do not know the demographics of a client. Consequently, we ask the decision-makers of a prospective client to look at all our pre-paid legal services benefits. Those executives will decide what options will be part of their plan. We will provide the administration and the member services. We want to point out that every interested organization that every plan member will be treated with courtesy and respect from Countrywide.

If you are interested in how we can help your employees with legal issues, please get in touch with us at your convenience. We will gladly explain all our services and show how we provide a worthwhile benefit.