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Pawnbroker Code of Ethics

We, the members of the Georgia Pawnbrokers Association, having committed ourselves to contributing to the professional and personal development of member pawnbrokers; advocating pawnbroker rights and responsibilities; and enhancing and promoting a positive and professional image to the public, do hereby adopt and embrace the following Code of Ethics:


Each member must:

  • Strive to conduct their business in such a manner as to enhance and promote the positive and professional image of all pawnbrokers.

  • Maintain their place of business and its operation in a manner that will reflect distinction and professionalism of the pawn industry.

  • Transact business with customers and the general public in an honest, forthright manner, making service with integrity a constant goal.

  • Engage in fair and vigorous competition to stimulate the continued growth and evolution of the pawn industry.

  • Obey all laws enacted by the local, state, and federal government and assist in the prosecution of those who do not.

  • Strive to establish positive and long-lasting relations with local, state, and federal government officials.

  • Maintain a united commitment to respect and protect the constitutional rights and the financial well-being of Association members and their customers.

  • Assist the Georgia Pawnbrokers Association in promoting a positive image of the profession.

  • Promote the Association to potential new members and provide assistance to the Association in its efforts to increase membership.

  • Assist the Association as requested in its day-to-day operations, participate in its annual elections, and cooperate in special projects and investigations.

  • Endeavor to maintain a financial commitment to the Association.

  • Align with the policies and procedures of the Association in a manner conducive to the benefit and welfare of the Association, its members, and their customers.

Adapted from the National Pawnbrokers Association "Pawnbrokers Code of Ethics"

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