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 #00042

Submission Number:
00042
Commenter:
Thomas McGlinchey
State:
New York
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

The callls which arrive to my home, despite registration at the Do Not Call registry for my home phone (landline) and putting the same number on nomorobo.com, I continue to get calls which appeal to the "fear factor" which seems designed and targeted to senior citizens. Instead of considering any decrease in protections, the bar should be raised so that all senior citizens remain protected from such calls which leave them open to all sorts of abuse. Although you suggest there should be some means to opt out of these calls, it is necessary to raise the filtering on my own, and perhaps filter out needed calls in the process. I have had trouble getting calls, for instance, from my pharmacy reminding me of a need to renew a prescription, or from Verizon, for the wake up calls that I myself ask them to make to me. This is an unfair burden, which I must put in place to try to keep the wolf from my door. At some point, I am going to be unable, as an older citizen, to react to these technologies. I know of one gentleman who is age 96 and is seeking to live independently. His evening is plagued by these telephone calls. Please help! Thank you. T. McGlinchey