2006 New York Code - Unlawful Collection Practices.



 
  § 190.50 Unlawful collection practices.
    A  person is guilty of unlawful collection practices when, with intent
  to enforce a claim or judgment  for  money  or  property,  he  knowingly
  sends,  mails  or delivers to another person a notice, document or other
  instrument which has no judicial or official sanction and which  in  its
  format  or  appearance,  simulates  a summons, complaint, court order or
  process, or an insignia, seal or printed form of  a  federal,  state  or
  local   government  or  an  instrumentality  thereof,  or  is  otherwise
  calculated to induce a belief that such notice, document  or  instrument
  has a judicial or official sanction.
    Unlawful collection practices is a class B misdemeanor.

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