|Received:||12/15/2006 1:11:51 PM|
|Subject:||Telemarketing Sales Rule|
|Title:||Request for Public Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:For several months I have been getting prerecorded calls, at first no identification of caller or reason for call but gave an 800 number and advised I needed to call them on an Important matter. They gave me the number twice and then abruptly cut off the call. I didn't return their calls. Later they started Identifying themselves as "Allied Interstate" no address given and stated they needed to talk to me about a debt, gave same 800 number and same cut off. I wrote a letter to WV Attorney General described the calls and was advised mostly that under current FTC rules now the person getting the calls is responsible for solving it. And that I had to supply them with information, Such as name of the caller, their address, the amount of money involved, which I could only get by getting involved with the caller. Since I have no debts, and my financial records are clear decided not to contact them. I assume from what I can find on internet that "Allied Interstate" is a debt collection agency and they are phishing for information about someone. Or they would be contacting me by mail with documentation of any debt, but have not done so over the past 6 months but I am still getting a couple of calls per week. I have worked personally with Mr. McGraw at seminars he has held In Martinsburg, WV more than once. I have read the FTC rules regarding the No call list, and in none of these calls were the rules followed, by a person indentifying themselves or providing someone to talk to you personally. As to abandoned calls these need to have some regulation, I think that if my phone rings, someone should talk to me. Not leaving me the odd man out on a series of calls generated by a computer, and wondering if a family member is in trouble.