Local Scams: Officials Look at Disreputable Business Activities

August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

Virginia Business Lawyers

Local officials are warning central Virginia residents about notifications from the Federal Trade Commission on sketchy practices emerging in these communities.

Many of these types of scam activities involve requests for personal credit card information, passwords, or other personal details that can be used against residents.

Some of these fraud activities revolve around telecom and computer service claims.

Others are even more aggressive and inhumane, and seem to engage emergency services with information about a family member.

There are also the widely documented cases where scammers pretend to be utilities providers, and ask for upfront information to correct a past due bill.

Officials are warning that any claims of past due bills that involve requests for upfront credit card information are likely to be scams. The Better Business Bureau and other agencies are pointing out that most legitimate businesses have either postal mail or secure online transaction models to protect the financial details of their customers.

Dealing with Scams and Business Liability Issues

These kinds of extreme scams are indefensible, and don’t have a place in modern business. However, the field of business litigation is wide and complex, and business lawyers help to not only shield businesses from risks, but to explain to them just what their rights and responsibilities are.

Representing Local Businesses

As a team of top Virginia business litigation attorneys in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Law Office of Martin Wren P.C., supports local businesses every step of the way. We provide comprehensive business counsel that can show executives:

  • what types of product offers and advertising are appropriate
  • how to create safe and legal operations in the community
  • where the boundaries are for solicitation or outreach
  • how to treat workers fairly to avoid EOE litigation or labor disputes

Business leaders rely on skilled attorneys to guide them in making all sorts of business decisions. Much like a local solicitor advising a local government office, business lawyers develop long-term relationships with clients, to continually assist them on a long-term basis, in the most efficient and affordable ways.

We help local Charlottesville, Virginia businesses, and others in the central Virginia area, to maintain a reputation for excellence and to avoid the kinds of liability associated with different types of business litigation. Let us help your business leadership to craft a plan going forward, to provide financial and legal safeguards for your enterprise.

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We serve clients throughout Virginia — from Charlottesville and Central Virginia to metropolitan Richmond; Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke; and the cities of Hampton Roads to the Northern Virginia cities of  Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington.

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