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Title 9: Commerce and Trade

Chapter 67: PAY-PER-CALL SERVICES

9 V.S.A. § 2507. Prize award services



§ 2507. Prize award services

It shall be an unlawful practice for a sponsor to sell or offer for sale pay-per-call services that involve unsolicited notification to prospective callers that they are entitled to a prize, award or other thing of value and with respect to which they are requested to access a pay-per-call service unless:

(1) all advertisements and promotions for such services include:

(A) an accurate description of all material terms, conditions and rules regarding the prospective caller's eligibility for the prize or prizes;

(B) a statement as to whether all prizes will be awarded and the odds of winning each prize;

(C) the identity and true market value of the prize or prizes to which the caller is entitled, and a complete description of each prize including any related expenses which will be the responsibility of the winner; and

(D) a description of how to claim the prize without calling the pay-per-call service or incurring any other cost;

(2) the sponsor provides a full refund to any caller who requests one;

(3) the identity and value of the prize or prizes is not determined by chance. (Added 1993, No. 99, § 2.)