16 CFR Part 310: Telemarketing Sales Rule Federal Register Notice: Rule Review Request for Public Comments as Part of the FTC’s Systematic Regulatory Review #00016

Submission Number:
00016
Commenter:
brad Bethea
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 310: Telemarketing Sales Rule Federal Register Notice: Rule Review Request for Public Comments as Part of the FTC’s Systematic Regulatory Review
Matter Number:

R411001

I only have a cell phone, I find that anytime I have listed something for sale on Craigslist, some sales company(s) start harassing me with both texts and calls. Their calls are automated, just silence, nothing, no human on the line, then someone calls and leaves a voice mail stating they are interested in our "for sale ad", when in fact, they want me to give them money to advertise my boat for me! I wish the FTC would make these companies accountable with the FIRST call they make to someone instead of allowing them to continue harassing, make the pay $16,000 fine EACH and EVERY TIME they call anyone !! No company should have the right to call anyone who didn't ask them to call. The vast majority of us have only cell phones these days, and when our cell rings, it is money out of our pockets!!! I can't even use Craigslist because of these people : iboats, boat trader, boats.com, sellernetworkboats.net..before attempting to sell my boat I had a 20 year old pickup for sale on craigslist and some "pay us to sell your truck" type of telemarketer started harassing me the same way, to the point I had to remove the listing and keep the truck!!! These companies are rude, the text with 313131, instead of a phone number, they use robot auto calls to our cell phones daily!!!! I answer the phone and repeatedly say HELLO, HELLO, HELLO, HELLO, but no reply!!!