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 #00088

Submission Number:
00088
Commenter:
John DeCosta
State:
Illinois
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

Thanks in large part to modern technology, phone solicitation has gone from being obtrusive in the 1970's, to utterly invasive nowadays; personal privacy is already threatened in so many ways outside the home. Telephone solicitation is up close and personal and follows us everywhere; from our bedrooms to our cars to the bathroom at work--it drags us away from our daily tasks and moments of solitude in a busy world. There is nothing redeeming about it--no useful service/product has ever been offered to me personally through phone solicitation and one cannot trust telemarketers because they block the company or agency name and often use spoofing. But above all, the annoying practice is so pervasive that it provokes stress; and stress is a threat to public health. So, robot or live body, the practice of telemarketing should be outlawed, period; and in support of that, call tracing procedures simplified to catch offenders. Thank you. [No documents attached.]