|Received:||11/18/2004 9:15:36 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Telemarketing sales call regulations should be tightened, not loosened. Prerecorded calls jam answering machines or voice mail, and abandoned calls are a serious nuisance. Dead air calls have declined since I put my number on the Do-Not-Call list, but still run over the 3% maximum. Dead air telemarketing calls should be classed as nuisance calls and subjected to the appropriate legal penalties for harassment.