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 #00020

Submission Number:
00020
Commenter:
Craig Harr
State:
Washington
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

have had numerous phone calls regarding my computer and this person says he works for Microsoft and he can help me fix my computer. He sounds to be of India race and talks so fast I can't understand him. His first call was about 2 months ago and after trying to understand what he was saying, I hung up on him. He has called my wife at her work to discuss the same thing and when my wife ask him how he got her work number, he said he can track anyone down. He called today at around noon and asked me if I remembered talking to him and he needed to help me get rid of the virus in my computer. Once again, he talked so fast I had trouble understanding what he was say. I told him to slow down and quit talking over me so I could understand him. The line went dead at that time. The number he called from was 212-662-2315. About 3:00pm he called again and was apologizing for the dropped call earlier. He want me to get to my computer so he could help me and I again told him to quit talking so fast and to let me talk so we could at least communicate. This call came from a strange 5 digit number 11036. After I answered the phone and heard his voice, I hung up on him. He called right back and started calling me foul names for hanging up on him and once again I hung up. He called 3 more times, each call right after another. The last 3 calls he recieved a blast from my portable boat air horn. I had 3 other calls from out of state locations today that I wasn't in the house to answer and I think it may have been him. I contacted the Kirkland, WA police and they tried calling the number and all they got was a line out of service recording. The detective directed me to file this complaint. I also recieved a call on my cell during the same time frame that I didn't answer cause I was talking to my wife. When I checked the voice mail, all there was is some weird music. It worries me that this guy can get information on my family and harass me.