2011 Texas Statutes
FINANCE CODE
TITLE 5 - PROTECTION OF CONSUMERS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER 391 - FURNISHING FALSE CREDIT INFORMATION

FINANCE CODE


TITLE 5. PROTECTION OF CONSUMERS OF FINANCIAL SERVICES


CHAPTER 391. FURNISHING FALSE CREDIT INFORMATION


Sec. 391.001.  DEFINITION. In this chapter, "credit reporting bureau" means a person who engages in the practice of assembling or reporting credit information about individuals for the purpose of furnishing the information to a third party.

Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1008, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Sec. 391.002.  FURNISHING FALSE INFORMATION; PENALTY. (a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly furnishes false information about another person's creditworthiness, credit standing, or credit capacity to a credit reporting bureau.

(b)  A credit reporting bureau commits an offense if the credit reporting bureau knowingly furnishes false information about a person's creditworthiness, credit standing, or credit capacity to a third party.

(c)  An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $200.

Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1008, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

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