|Received:||11/27/2004 6:17:24 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Of what use is a DO NOT CALL list if someone can call me for telemarketing? I understand why someone might want calls from a previous business arrangement (I personally don't) but I do not feel the intent of a list specifying that I do not want to be telemarketed to is of any use if someone can start phone spamming me just because I bought gasoline from them (once, six months ago). -- On the subject of allowing a 3% call abandonment rate to be measured over a thirty day period rather than daily there is no consumer interest served by allowing the amendment to the longer period. A 3% daily abandon rate makes sure no more than 3% of calls are abandoned to people a day. Measured over a thirty day period there could be a much higher daily abandonment rate for many days and still meet the letter of the law. The goal should not be to give telemarketers credit because they didn't happen to annoy an excessive number of people for a few days so they can do so on others. -- I have been on the DO NOT CALL list since inception and I have been very pleased that there is a way to announce my desire not to be contacted for telemarketing purposes. Please continue to protect the consumer and do not allow the proposed changes.