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The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 817
FRAUDULENT PRACTICES
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Section 817.801, Florida Statutes 2009

817.801  Definitions.--As used in this part:

(1)  "Credit counseling agency" means any organization providing debt management services or credit counseling services.

(2)  "Credit counseling services" means confidential money management, debt reduction, and financial educational services.

(3)  "Creditor contribution" means any sum that a creditor agrees to contribute to a credit counseling agency, whether directly or by setoff against amounts otherwise payable to the creditor on behalf of debtors.

(4)  "Debt management services" means services provided to a debtor by a credit counseling organization for a fee to:

(a)  Effect the adjustment, compromise, or discharge of any unsecured account, note, or other indebtedness of the debtor; or

(b)  Receive from the debtor and disburse to a creditor any money or other thing of value.

(5)  "Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, trust, association, or other legal entity.

History.--s. 1, ch. 2004-351; s. 1, ch. 2006-136.


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