The Act amends the Fair Business Practices Act of 1975 and makes certain practices relating to telemarketing, particularly those practices involving fraud, the use of a computer or computer network, or home repair or improvement work, unlawful. The Act provides for vicarious liability in certain circumstances and for investigations into such practices to be performed by the Administrator for Consumer Affairs. While the Act provides for enhanced penalties when the unlawful activity is targeted at the elderly, some criminal penalties under the Act were reduced.
Kathryn O. Pulliam,
COMMERCE AND TRADE Selling and Other Trade Practices: Prohibit Certain Practices Relating to Telemarketing, the Use of a Computer or Computer Network, or Home Repair or Improvement Work; Provide for Vicarious Liability, Investigations of Violations, and Criminal and Civil Penalties,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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