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Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For the purposes of this section, a “telephone service subscriber” means a person who contracts with a telephone company for telephone services or a telecommunications company for telecommunications services.
(b) The definitions contained in chapter 237 apply to this section.
Subd. 2. Slamming deemed consumer fraud. (a) It is fraud under section 325F.69 to request a change in a telephone service subscriber's local exchange or interexchange carrier without the subscriber's verified consent.
(b) A telephone service subscriber may employ the remedies provided in section 237.66 for violations of paragraph (a). Section 8.31 may also be employed to remedy violations of paragraph (a).
(c) For the purposes of paragraph (a):
(1) the consent of the telephone service subscriber may be verified utilizing any method that is consistent with federal law or regulation;
(2) compliance with applicable federal law and regulation, or state law and rule, whichever is more stringent, is a complete defense to an allegation of consumer fraud under paragraph (a); and
(3) it is the responsibility of the company or carrier requesting a change in a telephone service subscriber's company or carrier to verify that the subscriber has authorized the change. A telephone company or telecommunications carrier providing local exchange service who has been requested by another telephone company or telecommunications carrier to process a change in a subscriber's carrier is only liable under this section if it knowingly participates in processing a requested change that is unauthorized.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to change a telephone company's or telecommunications carrier's obligations under section 237.66.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Minnesota Statutes Trade Regulations, Consumer Protection (Ch. 324-341) § 325F.693. Fraudulent telephone services; slamming - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mn/trade-regulations-consumer-protection-ch-324-341/mn-st-sect-325f-693/
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