Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act

Law:

15 U.S.C. §§ 6101-6108

The Act, as amended, requires the Commission to promulgate regulations (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 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.