|Received:||11/27/2004 3:04:05 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Thank you for asking for our input. I am strongly against providing telemarkers the opportunity to send pre-recorded messages. It would be the same type of disturbance as we faced with real calls: Phone rings, you get up from the dinner table, pick up the phone, realize that is a computer calling you, and hang up. Even worse, the answering machine will be filled up with spam in the same way our email box is filled up with spam. At the time the no-call law was passed telemarketing companies were already sending pre-recorded messages and they have done it ever since. Opening the loophole will have a dramatic effect. It will be a real nuisance, worse than real calls because it costs way less to send millions of pre-recorded messages. I hope the FTC has the wisdom to stop it now, before another law has to be passed a couple of years from now. Thank you.