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The Act generally addresses deceptive and fraudulent practices involved in telemarketing transactions. It prohibits nonlocal businesses from listing a local telephone number in any nonclassified local directory without also listing their nonlocal address when calls are routinely forwarded to the nonlocal address. The Act also prohibits telemarketers from engaging in certain fraudulent practices involving credit records, the recovery of money lost in a prior telemarketing transaction, and the use of courier services to receive immediate payment. Further, the Act defines telemarketing to include charitable solicitations and prohibits the use of a courier to receive such contributions. Finally, the Act provides for civil and criminal penalties, including penalties for a felony offense, and for vicarious liability for certain telemarketing transactions.

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