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Debt Collectors Act, 1998 (Act No. 114 of 1998)


Regulations relating to Debt Collectors, 2003

13. Offences



(a) person who willfully furnishes information which he or she knows to be false or does not know or believe to be true, in an application—
(i) for registration as a debt collector contemplated in section 9(1) of the Act; or
(ii) for exemption from the disqualifications contemplated in section 10 of the Act; or
(b) debt collector—
(i) who recovers any money from any debtor in addition to the amounts prescribed in regulation 11; and
(ii) who fails to appear at the time and place as notified by the Council in terms of regulation 7(12); or
(c) person who fails to—
(i) appear before the Council as summoned by the Council in terms of regulation 7(15)(a);
(ii) take the oath or affirmation; or
(iii) produce a book or documentation,

shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction be liable to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months.



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