|Received:||11/27/2004 6:36:30 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:My opinion of this revision of the do-not-call list regulations is this: This most prolific and annoying of the telemarketing practices today is pre-recorded messages, do not support this process for two reasons: 1. With a pre-recorded message you have no way to ask the person or organization to remove you from their lists, so in answering personally or redirecting to an answering machine, you have automatically established a blind "relationship" with the entity calling you even though the intent was not to create business or accept a business call. 2. With a pre-recorded message, a limited number of persons benefit from the proceeds of any telemarketing sale, so what this does is create economic disadvantages due to the fact that these pre-recorded messages take between 2-10 people to administer, versus having a call center of 10-30 telemarketing operators making at least some wages from this. It gives pre-existing companies a huge axe to wield in damaging to eliminating their smaller traditional competition and creates a potential situation for a government law sponsored monopoly of one marketing agency. Thank you for your time.