|Received:||11/28/2004 6:50:28 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am writing to register my satisfaction with the "Do not call" procedures as they are currently directed and to express my fervent hope that the recent loophole remains closed. Having just experienced a myriad of unsolicited messages during the recent election, I can assure the FTC that there are dramatic results for those of us besieged with messages. In order to retrieve personal messages recorded on an answering machine, one needs to at least listen to the opening schpeel of the message. Depending on the sophistocation of the answering machine, the second household member, who received a legitimate message, must do the same thing. The interruptions of such calls are annoying at best -- that's why I opted to be on the 'Do Not Call" list in the first place! Having done that, the possibility of having to "opt out" of receiving such unsolicited calls seems to duplicate the action I have already taken! Spam on the computer is bad enough but it doesn't interrupt my dinner, work or relaxation since I take the initiative to be 'on-line' at my convenience. Such would not be the case with the telephone interruptions! I strongly urge the FTC to support the "Do Not Call" procedures and to deny companies the capability to deliver unwanted, pre-recorded messages! Thank you.