Groups File Comments to FTC on Telemarketing Sales Rule Regulatory Review

The Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) provides important protections for consumers and clear rules of the road for the telemarketing industry. As business practices change, new scams emerge, and the technology that facilitates telemarketing evolves, it is important for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to review the TSR to determine whether changes are necessary to ensure that its provisions are relevant and effectively curb abuses.

These comments are filed by the Consumer Federation of America;  the National Consumer Law Center (on behalf of its low-income clients);  Americans for Financial Reform, Consumers Union, the public policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports; Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of California, The Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, U.S. PIRG, Virginia Citizens Consumer Council, and Consumer Assistance Council, Inc. of Cape Cod and the Islands.