The California Civil Code 1750 or the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act considers it illegal for any person:
- To adopt legal action against unfair competitive practices or deceptive acts, that is carried out with a motive to create a sales transaction or leasing of goods to any consumer.
- Misrepresentation of origin of goods or services, refurnishing old goods as new and selling them, soliciting sales without adequate stock in hand, etc. are regarded as unlawful by the Act.
- Further, recommending for a repair or maintenance when it is not required or offering rebating without mentioning hidden conditions etc. are also forbidden by the laws.