|Received:||11/28/2004 4:48:50 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This amendment will open the floodgates to "phone spamming". This cannot be allowed to happen! The Direct Marketing Association represents the service bureaus doing the calling, not the ultimate company who wants you to get the message. So they'll stop at nothing to be able to make as many calls as possible, and charge their clients as much as they can, never-mind how this inconveniences the consumer. Another serious problem with pre-recorded messages is it puts the burden on the consumer to get off the list -- you have to call the company back, then get a person on the phone and ask them to remove you from their call list. Why are we passing rules to make it cheaper, easier and far less labor intensive for telemarketers to annoy consumers? Phone marketing will become worse than email spam if this is allowed to pass.