Billing Fraud

The term “billing fraud” refers toseveral unfair and deceptive acts relating to bills and billing practices, including unauthorized charges and hidden fees, to bait-and-switch schemes, false advertising, unlawful charges, disputed medical bill charges, phone bills. Scott D. Owens P.A. offers legal assistance to consumers who are victims of those illegal practices. An example of this type of frauds is the case Pincus v. Speedpay, Inc., 161 F. Supp. 3d 1150 (S.D. Fla. 2015) where Scott D. Owens was co-lead counsel, representing a consumer who brought a putative class action against the funds transmission serviceand bill payment processing company Speedpay. The money transmitter allegedly violated Fla. Stat. § 501.0117, which prohibits businesses from imposing a surcharge against those consumers and businesseswho choose to purchase goods or services with a credit card. The case is currently still pending in the Southern District of Florida.