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NCJ Number: 41743 Find in a Library
Title: CONSUMER FRAUD ACT - HEARINGS BEFORE THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND FINANCE, AUGUST 9 AND 11, 1976
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Florida State University
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 116
Sponsoring Agency: Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
Publication Number: SERIAL NO 94-135
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TESTIMONY AND OTHER MATERIALS CONCERNING PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM FRAUDULENT ACTIONS BY MAKING THE KNOWING COMMISSION OF SPECIFIED CONSUMER FRAUDS SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL SANCTIONS.
Abstract: THE CONSUMER FRAUD ACT WOULD FILL THE CURRENT GAP IN CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS BY PROSCRIBING FIVE SPECIFIC KINDS OF FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES AFFECTING CONSUMERS. THE ACT AVOIDS ANY POSSIBILITY OF THE IMPOSITION OF CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR AN INADVERTENT VIOLATION BY REQUIRING THAT THE PRACTICES BE DONE KNOWINGLY. THE TEXTS OF THE TWO BILLS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS DOCUMENT. WITNESSES AT THE HEARING INCLUDED REPRESENTATIVES OF SEVERAL STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL OFFICES, THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, THE CONSUMER AFFAIRS SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, AND THE CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM OF THE NATIONAL RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS.
Index Term(s): Congressional information; Consumer fraud; Crime prevention measures; Crime specific countermeasures; Fraud; Legislation
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