|Received:||11/27/2004 6:14:49 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The ability to not receive unsolicited phone calls is the reason people, including myself, sign up on the Do Not Call list. Opening up a loophole to allow people to call and play a pre-recorded message goes against the very spirit of the reason for the list's existence. These prerecorded messages put the effort on the person being called to remove themself from the list, by returning a phone call to the company that called them to get themself removed, since there will be no way to do it when dealing with a pre-recorded message. Also, people have already stated they do not wish to be called, when they signed up for the Do Not Call list in the first place. If a company wants to talk to customers it has a pre-existing relationship with, they can already do that under the current guidelines of the DNC list. Let them make the additional effort to have a person call, and give the consumer the option right then and there to not be disturbed anymore. Do not make it easier for big companies, and harder for consumers, to deal with this problem. The government should be protecting its citizens, not helping businesses make money off of them.