|Received:||11/28/2004 10:10:01 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This is the worst of all possible amendments. Automated phone spam is already the most abusive, as it usually grabs the phone line and won't let go until it's done with its spiel. This wastes my time if I happen to answer the line, and wastes the limited space on my answering machine tape if it picks up. Plus in my experience, automated phone spam is the MOST likely to not have a valid way to get off the list. Even the concept of -prior contact- has already been stretched to mean -everyone our company ever shares marketing information with-. Not only that, but the upshot WILL be that telemarketers uniformly go to an automated model (much cheaper for them, much more annoying for us). Do not let this happen. The DO-NOT-CALL list is called that for a reason, BECAUSE I DO NOT WANT ANY MARKETING CALLS WHATSOEVER! In this time where individuals and companies are fighting hard to eliminate email spam, this amendment will reintroduce the worst form of phone spam.