|Received:||11/28/2004 2:54:06 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I do not believe that this amendment is a very well thought out idea. Although I am on the do not call list and my nuisance calls have deminished, I still get them. Having been subjected to numerous "pre-recorded" calls during the election cycle and prior to the do not call list, I can tell you that I do not want any more or them. They are annoying, tie up my ans. machine and my phone until they are done. They do not allow you to request that you be taken off their list which you can with a "live" person. This will surely simply give all these telemarketers a new and different way to harrass the public and perhaps con unsuspecting elders into purchases they do not want or need. My main comment would be just leave things as they are. Personally, I do not know about other people, but I kept a list of the annoying calls, those for products and for my vote, and actually made a point of not buying that product or voting for that person as these calls are purely and simply a great invasion of my privacy. It's bad enough that I have to have an unknown e-mail address for my personal e-mail and a different one to go on line with simply to not be bothered by spam, I do not want to encourage anyone to create spam phone calls, and we all know that that is exactly what will happen. Remember the old adage - give them an inch and they will take a mile. Well telemarketers will take much more than mile. I hope that this view will be taken into consideration. I appreciate the opportunity to participate. Thank you.