4719.05 Representations concerning gift, award or prize.

No telephone solicitor that intends to represent or cause to be represented, expressly or impliedly, to a purchaser that the purchaser is or may be eligible to receive a gift, award, or prize, however denominated, shall fail to submit to the attorney general, any later than fourteen days prior to first making that representation, a statement setting forth all of the following, for each item mentioned:

(A) A description of the item;

(B) The item's verifiable market value and the basis for the valuation;

(C) All terms and conditions a purchaser must satisfy in order to receive the item. The statement shall be accompanied by a copy of the written confirmation provided to purchasers pursuant to section 4719.07 of the Revised Code.

(D) Verification that no payment or purchase of any kind is required to win a prize or to participate in a prize promotion, and a description of the no-purchase or no-payment method of participating in the prize promotion;

(E)

(1) If they are ascertainable, the odds, for a given purchaser, of receiving the item;

(2) If the odds are not ascertainable, all the factors and methods used in calculating the odds.

(F) If a purchaser is to receive fewer than all the items described by the seller:

(1) The manner in which the telephone solicitor decides which item a given purchaser is to receive;

(2)

(a) If they are ascertainable, the odds, for a given purchaser, of receiving each item described;

(b) If the odds are not ascertainable, all the factors and methods used in calculating the odds.

(3) The name, address, and telephone number of each person that, during the preceding twelve months or any portion of that twelve-month period in which the telephone solicitor has done business, has received each gift, award, or prize.

Cite as R.C. § 4719.05

History. Effective Date: 12-05-1996