Chapter 8. False Personation and Cheats - California Penal Code Section 538.5

538.5.  Every person who transmits or causes to be transmitted by
means of wire, radio or television communication any words, sounds,
writings, signs, signals, or pictures for the purpose of furthering
or executing a scheme or artifice to obtain, from a public utility,
confidential, privileged, or proprietary information, trade secrets,
trade lists, customer records, billing records, customer credit data,
or accounting data by means of false or fraudulent pretenses,
representations, personations, or promises is guilty of an offense
punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section
1170, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year.

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