Consumer protection laws are designed to ensure consumers are treated fairly by businesses and protected against fraud and scams. If someone uses your credit card without your knowledge or consent, that is credit card fraud. If someone sells you stock by misrepresenting its value, that is investment fraud. A lawyer who practices consumer protection can help advocate for your rights in civil lawsuits or disputes to ensure that businesses are adhering to regulations. If you think you’ve been the target of fraud—or if you’ve been accused of committing fraud—a consumer protection lawyer can help you.