Deceptive Act Law and Legal Definition

A deceptive act is a conduct of a person that tends to deceive a consumer who is acting in a reasonable manner. The term is defined by the Federal Trade Commission and most state statutes. Deceptive act means either a misstatement or a failure to disclose by one who has a duty to disclose. The action should be with an intention to deceive another person. It is also known as deceptive practice. In U.S., deceptive trade acts or practices are prohibited.