My husband ordered me a "custom" wedding ring. I nor my husband has been so upset in our lives. He ordered it from a website with many verification and certifications fraudulently posted all over their website. Once received I now took it to get sized only to find out they sold him costume jewelry. Fake jewelry sold as real.
Caveat emptor is a Latin term that means "let the buyer beware." Similar to the phrase "sold as is," this term means that the buyer assumes the risk that a product may fail to meet expectations or have defects.
So something was misrepresented on the internet? What a shocker! Just be sure to work with human beings when it comes to making your wedding plans.
If you have been defrauded, Michigan has many applicable consumer protection laws. File a complaint with the county sheriff where you live. In addition, the Michigan Attorney General has a Consumer Protection Division that will take you complaint.
The opinion that I express should not be considered to be legal advice that can be relied on. It is based only on the limited amount of information provided rather than doing a thorough review of all of the important information that is required to give accurate legal advice. You should consult with an attorney that has extensive background in the area of the law that your are inquiring about.
Unfortunately this is a problem with internet sales.. Ebay and Paypal have extensive fraud protections but even that does not always work.. Contact Paypal, the Better Business Bureau, etc. Further while the Michigan Attorney General may help contact the attorney general of the state WHERE THE WEBSITE COMPANY IS LOCATED.
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As you have found out, it is dangerous to purchase expensive items on the internet. I understand the attractiveness, convenience, price advantages over brick and mortar locations. However, the internet has it's limits. For example, The Michigan Consumer Protection Act has real teeth against a local company, that has been in business for years, however, websites come and go. Are they a corp? Who is their resident agent? You see just some of the problems? Also, the consumer protection agency and better business bureau are helpful with local and out of state companies, where owne4sr can be identified. Actually, today's consumer can get ripped off even by established local companies. Bankruptcies and dissolution are common. I wish you well..
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