|Received:||11/27/2004 11:20:13 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I think this proposal is outrageous. I am on the Do Not Call list because I don't want to be bombarded by marketing calls. The last thing I want would be to allow telemarketers to bombard me with recorded messages as that would allow them to make more calls at less cost to them. With recorded messages, I can't even express my displeasure at being disturbed with the call. At least with a person on the other end, I can inform them clearly that I DO NOT WANT their telemarketing calls. The worst part of this proposal is that it would encourage companies to USE the Do Not Call list to select people to hit with recorded telemarketing calls. Since they were formerly prohibited from doing this, it would lead to their throwing the Do Not Call list on a computer and selecting people to hit with these calls from the ones they were previously prohibited from contacting. In any case, I signed up for a Do Not Call list with a specific set of rules (not that I like them all, charities and politicians still annoy me, and I wish I could opt out from them, too), and if you want to change the rules, I would think you should allow new people who sign up to accept or reject new types of calls, but keep the rules the same for people who are already part of the list unless they decide to update their registration to allow it.