The Act addresses theft committed while engaged in telemarketing or activity on any computerized system that utilizes a computer or a modem. It provides for criminal penalties, as well as civil or equitable remedies by individuals. The Act authorizes double civil and criminal penalties for such unlawful activities targeted at elderly or disabled persons. Under the Act, telemarketing investigators are designated as certified peace officers, with all associated enforcement powers.
Georgia State University Law Review,
COMMERCE AND TRADE Selling and Other Trade Practices: Provide for Civil Remedies and Criminal Penalties in Cases of Intentional Theft While Engaged in Telemarketing, Internet, or Other Computerized Activities; Provide for Investigation and Enforcement Authority,
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