North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 75 Monopolies, Trusts and Consumer Protection

Article 1 - General Provisions.

Article 2 - Prohibited Acts by Debt Collectors.

  • § 75-50   Definitions
    The following words and terms as used in this Article shall be construed as follows: (1) "Consumer" means any natural person who has incurred a...
  • § 75-51   Threats and coercion
    No debt collector shall collect or attempt to collect any debt alleged to be due and owing from a consumer by means of any unfair...
  • § 75-52   Harassment
    No debt collector shall use any conduct, the natural consequence of which is to oppress, harass, or abuse any person in connection with the attempt...
  • § 75-53   Unreasonable publication
    No debt collector shall unreasonably publicize information regarding a consumer's debt. Such unreasonable publication includes, but is not limited to, the following: (1) Any communication...
  • § 75-54   Deceptive representation
    No debt collector shall collect or attempt to collect a debt or obtain information concerning a consumer by any fraudulent, deceptive or misleading representation. Such...
  • § 75-55   Unconscionable means
    No debt collector shall collect or attempt to collect any debt by use of any unconscionable means. Such means include, but are not limited to,...
  • § 75-56   Application
    The specific and general provisions of this Article shall exclusively constitute the unfair or deceptive acts or practices proscribed by G.S. 75‑1.1 in the area...
  • § 75-57 through 75-59   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 2A - Identity Theft Protection Act.

Article 3 - Motor Fuel Marketing Act.

  • § 75-80   Title
    This Article shall be known and may be cited as the "Motor Fuel Marketing Act". (1985 (Reg. Sess., 1986), c. 972, s. 1.)
  • § 75-81   Definitions
    The following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section unless otherwise stated and unless the context or subject matter clearly indicates...
  • § 75-82   Unlawful below-cost selling; exceptions
    (a) It shall be unlawful where the intent is to injure competition for any motor fuel merchant or the affiliate of any motor fuel merchant...
  • § 75-83   Unlawful inducement; civil penalty
    It shall be unlawful to knowingly induce, or to knowingly attempt to induce, a violation of this Article, whether by otherwise lawful or unlawful means....
  • § 75-84   Separate offenses; injunctions
    Each act of establishing a price in violation of this Article shall constitute a separate offense by the seller and the civil penalty for each...
  • § 75-85   Investigations by Attorney General
    The Attorney General is authorized to investigate any allegation of a violation of this Article made by a motor fuel merchant or by an association...
  • § 75-86   Private actions
    Any person, corporation, or other business entity which is engaged in the sale of motor fuel for resale or consumption and which is directly or...
  • § 75-87   Private action presumptions
    (a) In any private action brought under this Article, a violation shall be presumed to have occurred if: (i) the prevailing price under G.S. 75‑81(4)(a)...
  • § 75-88   Public disclosure
    Any refiner or terminal supplier computing prevailing price under the provisions of G.S. 75‑81(4)(a)(i) or (ii) shall be required to publicly disclose said price. (1985...
  • § 75-89   Powers and remedies supplementary
    The powers and remedies provided by this Article shall be cumulative and supplementary to all powers and remedies otherwise provided by law. (1985 (Reg. Sess.,...
  • § 75-90 through 75-99   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 4 - Telephone Solicitations.

  • § 75-100   Findings
    The General Assembly finds all of the following: (1) The use of the telephone to market goods and services to the home is now pervasive...
  • § 75-101   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) Affiliate. A business establishment, business, or other legal entity that wholly or substantially owns, is wholly or...
  • § 75-102   Restrictions on telephone solicitations
    (a) Except as provided in G.S. 75‑103, no telephone solicitor shall make a telephone solicitation to a telephone subscriber's telephone number if the telephone subscriber's...
  • § 75-103   Limited exceptions
    (a) G.S. 75‑102(a) does not apply to any of the following telephone solicitations that are made: (1) To any telephone subscriber with the telephone subscriber's...
  • § 75-104   Restrictions on use of automatic dialing and recorded message players
    (a) Except as provided in this section, no person may use an automatic dialing and recorded message player to make an unsolicited telephone call. (b)...
  • § 75-105   Enforcement
    (a) The Attorney General may investigate any complaints received alleging violation of this Article. If the Attorney General finds that there has been a violation...
  • § 75-106 through 75-114   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 5 - Unsolicited Facsimiles.

  • § 75-115   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) Established business relationship. a. A relationship between a seller and a consumer based on: 1. The consumer's...
  • § 75-116   Prohibition of unsolicited facsimiles; exception
    (a) No person or entity, if either the person or entity or the recipient is located within the State of North Carolina, shall (i) use...
  • § 75-117   Facsimiles to contain identifying material
    (a) It shall be a violation of this Article for any person or entity, if either the person or entity or the recipient is located...
  • § 75-118   Enforcement
    (a) A person or entity who receives an unsolicited advertisement in violation of this Article may bring any of the following actions in civil court:...