Consumer law are more complex because they are mostly statutory. That means that the legislature writes the law, which generally address a particular consumer issue. Therefore, most consumer laws are very specific, although all states have general consumer protection statutes.
Often, the creation of consumer laws happens years after consumers face the particular problem. This can result in a lot of frustration for consumers who are getting scammed, but have no legal recourse.
All states, including Virginia, have a mini-FTC statute that protects their residents from unfair business practices.Virginia's mini-FTC statute is the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, Va. Code §§ 59.1-196 to 59.1-207.
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