|Received:||11/27/2004 11:25:24 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Pre-recorded messages are just as bad as telemarketing calls. How do you opt-out? That requires the consumer to take action. I never asked for the message, so why is the burden put upon me? Its not fair. I asked not to be called. If I registered for "Do-Not-Call", I intended it to mean: Do Not Call, regardless of the type of message. I think this modification will result in a huge increase in unwanted phone calls to the public. I received many political calls that were pre-recorded during the last election. There was no way to stop them. If you all pre-recorded calls, you will need to force the direct marketeers to identify themselves clearly upfront and include a number to opt-out. I bet they will be allowed to do it at the end of their message. I will be forced to listen to the message. If you are going to allow them to send pre-recorded messages, then force them to provide caller id that tells me that the phone call is a pre-recorded message from a direct marketing organization. Right now I also recieve unwanted faxes from direct marketing companies. I don't want them but I continue to receive them. I do not support the proposed change. I like the way the current system exists right now. Please, side with the public and do not allow the direct marketeers to clog my answering machine with unwanted spam.