Gainesville, FL asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Florida

Q: How much should I sue for in small claims court for false advertising?

I recently did a program with a company that offers a $1000 prize in a variety of gift cards or in a Paypal or Cash App transfer. They try very hard to avoid paying but I documented and screenshot everything. I have confirmation in writing from their customer service that I wanted to receive my reward as a Paypal transfer, however, they are now refusing and will only provide the reward as a visa gift card. There is nothing in their terms and conditions that should allow this. The program does cost some money to complete, but I still come out $800 ahead. I have very thorough documentation so I believe I have a case, but I'm not sure how much to sue for. They use a variety of deceptive practices to avoid paying the reward, and I have extensive documentation of that as well.

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Angelo "Tony" Marino Jr.
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  • Ft Myers, FL
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A: Taking everything as true, you would have a claim for unfair and deceptive trade practices and breach of contract. You can claim $1000 and let the company say it is worth less and let the judge decide. This is a small claims case.

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