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Attorney General Schmitt Files Suit Against Boone County Fencing Contractor for Violations of Missouri Consumer Protection Laws

May 25, 2022, 15:26 PM by AG Schmitt
Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his Office filed a civil action against Joseph Murray, doing business as “Affordable Fence,” for unlawful business practices.

“My Office’s Consumer Protection Section works diligently to protect consumers and root out fraud and scams, and this lawsuit is yet another result of their dedicated, tireless work,” said Attorney General Schmitt. “My Office will continue to work to be an advocate for Missouri consumers.”

The lawsuit alleges that the defendant took advance payments in 2020 from at least four Missouri residents for fencing and fence installation that never occurred. The lawsuit alleges that homeowners lost a total of more than $18,000. The lawsuit, filed in Boone County, seeks restitution for all Missourians who were harmed.

Missourians who believe they may have been victims of a construction scam are encouraged to file a complaint with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office by calling the Consumer Protection Hotline at (800) 392-8222 or by submitting a complaint online at ago.mo.gov

The full petition can be found here: https://ago.mo.gov/docs/default-source/press-releases/2022-05-20---affordable-fence-petition(13405056-1).pdf?sfvrsn=1b398b24_2

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