§ 5-79-4. Violations.
(a) It is a violation for a foreclosure consultant to:
(1) Claim, demand, charge, collect, or receive any compensation until after the foreclosure consultant has fully performed each and every service the foreclosure consultant contracted to perform or represented he or she would perform;
(2) Claim, demand, charge, collect, or receive any fee, interest, or any other compensation for any reason which exceeds eight percent (8%) per annum of the amount of any loan which the foreclosure consultant may make to the owner;
(3) Take any wage assignment, any lien on any type of real or personal property, or other security to secure the payment of compensation. Any such security is void and unenforceable;
(4) Receive any consideration from any third-party in connection with services rendered to an owner unless the consideration is first fully disclosed to the owner;
(5) Acquire any interest, directly, or indirectly, or by means of a subsidiary or affiliate in a residence in foreclosure from an owner with whom the foreclosure consultant has contracted;
(6) Take any power of attorney from an owner for any purpose, except to inspect documents as provided by law; or
(7) Induce or attempt to induce any owner to enter a contract which does not comply in all respects with § 5-79-3.
(P.L. 2006, ch. 242, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 287, § 1.)