Article 2. Debt Collector Responsibilities - California Civil Code Section 1788.16

1788.16.  It is unlawful, with respect to attempted collection of a
consumer debt, for a debt collector, creditor, or an attorney, to
send a communication which simulates legal or judicial process or
which gives the appearance of being authorized, issued, or approved
by a governmental agency or attorney when it is not. Any violation of
the provisions of this section is a misdemeanor punishable by
imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by a
fine not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) or by
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