N.Y. General Business Law Section 24
Mock auction

A person who buys or sells, or pretends to buy or sell, any goods, wares, or merchandise, or any species of property except ships, vessels, or real or leasehold estate, exposed for sale by auction, if an actual sale, purchase, and change of ownership therein does not thereupon take place, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for thirty days, or by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or both. A person who obtains money or property from another, or obtains the signature of another to any writing, the false making of which would be forgery, by means of any false or fraudulent sale of property or pretended property by auction, or by any of the practices known as mock auctions, is guilty of a misdemeanor; and in addition thereto he forfeits any license he may hold to act as an auctioneer, and is forever disqualified from receiving a license to act as an auctioneer in this state.

Source: Section 24 — Mock auction, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GBS/24 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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§ 24’s source at nysenate​.gov

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