|Received:||11/27/2004 6:41:48 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:After reading about this proposed amendement, I must say I'm outraged. After a unprescedented corrdination of consumer information, supposedly under FTC oversight, the FTC seems prepared to simply give this information to virtually any company that I "do business with," a phrase usually strtched to absurd limits. The whole point of the DNC list was to stop pre-recorded computer messages. When another person talks to me on the phone, I can tell thepaid minion on the other line to go away, take me off their list, etc. A compuerized call not only turns my phone into a continuous raido commercial, and not only does it violate the spirit of the FTC's integrity as a government agency (as opposed to a stooge of those it supposedly regulates), but it gives me no flexibility whatever. I can't tell the computer to take me off the list or really interact with it - and whether I buy anything or not - the call cost the company nothing (no employees, no office overhead, etc). Please reconsider this proposal and tell Mr. Allen Hile to go get a job with whatever telemarketer's pocket he happens to be in this week...