Crimes Against Charitable Americans Act of 2001

Rule/Law:

section 1011 of the USA PATRIOT Act) (107 Pub. L. No. 56, codified in relevant part to 15 U.S.C. § 6102, 6106

This Act amends the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 6101-6108, to require the FTC to have in its telemarketing rules a definition of deceptive telemarketing practices that includes fraudulent charitable solicitations. The Act further specifies that the FTC's telemarketing rules must include a requirement that anyone engaged in telemarketing for the solicitation of charitable contributions must clearly disclose that as the purpose of the call and authorizes the FTC to prescribe other disclosures it considers appropriate.