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    5. Licensing of debt collectors

    (1) After the expiration of 3 months after the coming into operation of this Act a person shall not

    (a) exercise or carry on;

    (b) advertise, notify or state that he carries on or is willing to exercise or carry on; or

    (c) in any way hold himself out to the public as ready to exercise or carry on,

    the business or any of the functions of a debt collector, unless he is the holder of a licence under this Act.

    (2) A person who contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.

    Penalty: For an individual, $200.
    For a body corporate, $400.

    [Section 5 amended by No. 113 of 1965 s. 8; No. 50 of 2003 s. 55(2).]



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