|Received:||11/27/2004 8:57:35 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:As most of the pre-recorded telemarketing calls that I receive are highly deceptive (my favorite: "An important decision is being made about you. If you wish to participate in this decision, you must call ________ within 24 hours or we will be forced to make the decision for you."), I am not a fan of having pre-recorded messages being transmitted to consumers at all. When a live telemarketer calls, at least I can request that his/her company place me on their "do not call" list. When I receive a pre-recorded message, the burden is now on me, the consumer, to contact the company if I do not wish to receive further "offers". This is not an appropriate position in which to place consumers. I strongly encourage you to reject the proposed ammendment to the Telemarketing Sales Rule.