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Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act

Overview#

Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 1994 is an Act of Congress codified in 15 U.S.C. ยงยง 6101-6108

Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act as amended, requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to promulgate regulations for the Prevention of Fraud and Abuse:

  • (a) defining and prohibiting deceptive telemarketing acts or practices;
  • (b) prohibiting telemarketers from engaging in a pattern of unsolicited telephone calls that a reasonable Consumer of services would consider coercive or an invasion of privacy;
  • (c) restricting the hours of the day and night when unsolicited telephone calls may be made to consumers; and
  • (d) requiring disclosure of the nature of the call at the start of an unsolicited call made to sell goods or services.
Laws specifically related to Do-Not-Call and to charitable solicitations are listed separately.

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