Description: TO PASS H. R. 689, TO PROHIBIT PERSONS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT THEIR DEBTS FROM MISUSING NAMES TO CONVEY THE FALSE IMPRESSION THAT ANY AGENCY OF THE FEDERAL GOVT IS INVOLVED IN SUCH COLLECTION.
Bill summary: (LATEST SUMMARY) Prohibits persons attempting to collect their own debts or aiding in the collection of private debts from misusing names, initials, emblems, or insignias in order to convey the false impression that any agency of the Federal Government is involved in such collection. Provides a penalty of a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than one year or both for violations of this Act.
Bill titles: A bill to amend section 712 of title 18 of the United States Code, to prohibit persons attempting to collect their own debts from misusing names in order to convey the false impression that any agency of the Federal Government is involved in such collection, and for other purposes.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 119-95, p. H4948;
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov