|Received:||11/27/2004 7:17:12 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Creating more loopholes for telemarketers to exploit is a mistake. The whole point of the do-not-call list is to stop telemarketers from bothering people who don't want to be bothered, AND WHO WON'T BUY PRODUCTS FROM THEM ANYWAY. Allowing pre-recorded messages is bad enough, beause it means you have to call back the telemarketer to tell them to take you off their list, and calling them back can be construed as initiating a business relationship! E-mail spammers and telemarketers already use shady practices to say that you have an established business relationship with them (i.e. your phone number/e-mail address was sold to them by some 3rd or 4th or 5th party that you bought something from 5 years ago). They don't need another loophole.