|Received:||11/28/2004 9:55:15 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This is a BAD idea, and contrary to the spirit of the do-not-call list. Recorded spam is just as bad if not worse than live phone spam, because at least with live phone calls, you can ask that they not call again. I am on the do-not-call list, and while I have received a reduction in phone spam, the only solicitation calls I received prior to being on the list were PRERECORDED. This perhaps could have been less abhorrent of an idea if not for the transfer of the burden to the consumer rather than to the solicitor. If it were another list to join, that would be ok, if a bit nitpicky to have to be on both lists to avoid calls. Besides, its not even as though this provision would help employ more Americans- when I replied to the business that always called us with prerecorded messages to find out who they were, all I found out were that they used a call center in India...