53-250.  Prohibited activities.

A facilitator of a refund anticipation loan may not engage in any of the following activities:

(1)        Misrepresenting a material factor or condition of a refund anticipation loan.

(2)        Failing to arrange for a refund anticipation loan promptly after the debtor applies for the loan.

(3)        Engaging in any transaction, practice, or course of business that operates a fraud upon any person in connection with a refund anticipation loan.

(4)        Facilitating a refund anticipation loan for which the refund anticipation loan fee is (i) different from the fee posted or the fee filed with the Commissioner or (ii) in an amount that the Commissioner has notified the facilitator is unconscionable.

(5)        Directly or indirectly arranging for payment of any portion of the refund anticipation loan for check cashing, credit insurance, or any other good or service unrelated to (i) preparing and filing tax returns or (ii) facilitating refund anticipation loans.

(6)        Arranging for a creditor to take a security interest in any property of the debtor other than the proceeds of the debtor's tax refund to secure payment of the loan. (1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 881, s. 2.)