Summary: H.R.612 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.612. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/04/1999)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Protection Against Scams on Seniors

Title II: Telemarketing Fraud Over the Internet

Title I: Protection Against Scams on Seniors - Protection Against Scams on Seniors Act of 1999 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Aging, to publicly disseminate by specified means in each State certain information designed to educate senior citizens and raise awareness about the dangers of telemarketing fraud.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Telemarketing Fraud Over the Internet - Amends the Federal criminal code to include within its criminal fraud protections transmissions made over the Internet. Directs the Federal Trade Commission to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to set forth the application of the Federal Trade Commission Act to deceptive acts or practices in U.S. commerce in connection with the promotion, advertisement, sale offer, or sale of goods or services through the use of the Internet, including the initiation, transmission, and receipt of unsolicited commercial electronic mail.