|Received:||11/28/2004 12:14:56 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This proposed amendment should not be allowed to pass. The do-not-call list already has exceptions in place for existing business relationships and has worked quite well. As for these pre-recorded message marketing calls, they DNC list is being abused already. For example, I work for a county government, in my state telemarketing calls to government numbers are against state law. We get a couple of these prerecorded telemarketing calls a week, and there's no way to get them to stop that we can tell. If they give a method for removal it's at the end of the call and we simply don't have time to listen to the whole message. If this amendment is passed the DNC List will be a shambles in short order, and the problem of nuisance calls will be much worse than it was even prior to the DNC List's establishment.