4712.08 Prohibiting fraudulent activities.

No credit services organization shall do any of the following:

(A) Obtain a certificate of registration through any false or fraudulent representation or make any substantial misrepresentation in any registration application;

(B) Make false promises through advertising or other means in the conduct of its business or engage in a continued course of misrepresentations in the conduct of its business;

(C) Engage in conduct that constitutes improper, fraudulent, or dishonest dealings in the conduct of its business;

(D) Fail to notify the division of financial institutions if the credit services organization is convicted, in a court of competent jurisdiction of this state or any other state, of a felony or any criminal offense involving fraud.

Effective Date: 09-26-1996 .