Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA), is likely the broadest consumer protection statute discussed on this page. It is intended to protect consumers and businesses enterprises from unfair methods of competition or unconscionable, deceptive, or unfair acts. A deceptive practice is broadly defined and includes any act or action that is likely to mislead consumers, offend public policy, or is immoral, unethical, oppressive, unscrupulous or substantially injurious to consumers.
Common violations include:
• Misleading Advertisements
• Fraudulent or hidden fees or charges
• Bad faith contracting
• Generally misleading acts
Common violators include:
• All types of businesses and individuals