|Received:||11/27/2004 5:17:32 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I strongely urge the FTC to NOT allow the delivery of sales marketing / Telemarketing calls via pre-recorded messages. As a consumer I am being constantly bombarded by unwanted sales pitches and spam messages. If something more can be done to limit these unwanted intrusions, ie: a Do-Not-Spam list, I'd gladly support that. The Do-Not-Call-Registry is a brilliant idea, who's time in existance has greatly reduced these unwanted, unnecessary, time-consuming and money wasting calls. From the road, I check my home answering machine for important calls. Before the DNCR list, I had per day at least one and sometimes 3 calls that were already the type of messages that you are now proposing to allow. After the DNCR list went into effect, I now know that when I have a message waiting for me, it is of import to me. Please, do not weaken the existing regulation. Businesses and careers come and go throughout time. ie: Smithies (the makers of horseshoes), their numbers lessened dramatically after the invention of the automobile and rail industries. To keep these people in business, a regulation would have had to be passed that required that every patron and rider to buy a horseshoe as a token to ride. (A silly analogy, yes, but also one that works to compare these newly proposed loopholes to the existing regulation/law). A persons right to free speech does not equate to a "captured" audience. We do not want these people in our homes. By allowing this loophole, you will make us a captive audience. Please do not allow the proposed changes to the current Telemarketing Sales Rule.