Crimes Against Charitable Americans Act of 2001


Section 1011 of the USA Patriot Act, Pub. L. No. 107-56, 115 Stat. 272, codified in relevant part at 15 U.S.C. § 6102 and § 6106

Section 1011 amends the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act to cover “charitable solicitations.” It requires the FTC to expand the scope of the Telemarketing Sales Rule to cover for-profit third parties that solicit charitable contributions on behalf of non-profit charities. 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.