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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 9:14 pm 
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Official Code of George Title 7-3, Section 25 (7-3-25)
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Georgia State Statutes Regulating Debt Collection / Debt Collectors


Banking and Finance. Title 07-3, Section 25


(a) Any license shall be subject to suspension or revocation, after notice and hearing as provided for in Code Section 7-3-24, in the event unreasonable collection tactics shall be willfully used by the licensee or any employee or agent thereof. Unreasonable collection tactics shall include, but not be limited to, any conduct by the licensee or any employee or agent thereof which:


(1) Causes the borrower or any member of his family to suffer bodily injury or physical harm;


(2) Constitutes a willful or intentional trespass by force of the borrower's home or his personal property without process of law;


(3) Holds up the borrower to public ridicule or unreasonably degrades him in the presence of his neighbors or business associates;


(4) Involves use of printed material which simulates or resembles a summons, warrant, or other legal process; or


(5) Although otherwise lawful, occurs at an unreasonable hour of the night. Attempts to make collections by means of personal visits, telephone calls, and the like shall be deemed to occur at an unreasonable hour of the night if they occur between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.


(b) Any order or decision of the Commissioner on the matter of suspension or revocation shall be subject to review as provided for in Code Section 7-3-27.


Website: http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/GaCode/index.htm


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