Churubusco, IN asked in Consumer Law and Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: Who is the best person to talk to about consumer fraud? I suspect me and my husband are victims of consumer fraud.

My husband and I purchased the cabin. There was a verbal agreement that the seller would help us find a mover. I told him we would need help with getting a mover the first time I spoke to him. He said yes he would. Then when we proposed an offer and before he went in to the house to talk with his wife I again made it clear that he has to help us find a mover and he said OK. When we were in the process of signing the agreement I again said he will need to help us find a hauler. He said OK and turned the signed contract over and wrote the name of the company and the phone number.

The contract purchase was for $23,000 with the understanding it would have to moved by the end of July or soon after. Needless to say the company provided can not move it and second company he gave only moves house trailers.

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Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
Answered

A: The District Attorney.

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
Answered
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It doesn't sound like you were defrauded. The seller gave you the names of two moving companies. Unless there was something specific in there about him actually having to help you move, it sounds like he held up his end of the bargain. You'd be better off just contacting new moving companies to see if they can help.

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