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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 46 A- 6 F- 503 §46A-6F-503. Operating a criminal recovery service; penalties.
(a) A person is guilty of operating a criminal recovery service when the person:

(1) Makes a representation that he will recover all or any portion of the consideration that a consumer has paid to a telemarketer in response to a telemarketing solicitation;

(2) Does not intend to make such recovery or has no reasonable expectation to anticipate that recovery will be made; and

(3) Receives any remuneration from the consumer before a recovery of consideration is made.

(b) Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned in a state correctional center not less than one year nor more than ten years, or fined not more than five thousand dollars and confined in a state correctional center not less than one year nor more than ten years.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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