Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act Law and Legal Definition

The Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act is a federal legislation that protects consumers from telemarketing deception and abuse. The Act prescribes that no person shall act as telemarketer without having received a valid certificate of registration.

The Act was created on the finding that interstate telemarketing fraud has become a problem of such magnitude that the resources of the Federal Trade Commission are not sufficient to ensure adequate consumer protection from such fraud. [15 USCS § 6101].