|Received:||11/28/2004 10:23:02 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 concerning the disturbing story in the Nov 27th Chicago Sun Times about a possible loophole being opened up in the Do Not Call Registry that would allow pre-recorded tele-marketing messages on peoples phones (http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-fone27.html). As a user of the Do Not Call Registry, I would like to say that this proposed change is not welcome. It would negate the entire reason for entering the registry. There are commercial on television, radio, magazines, billboard signs, on t shirts, in the newspaper, on the internet, etc. I don't need them calling me at my home. The pre-recorded messages are particularily anoying: they put the burdon on the consumer to get off their list, wich is normally very difficult to do. And we all know that the "prior relationship" clause is already abused as it is. It will be abused more if this loophole is allowed to go through. Don't let it happen. In our current executive administration, large businesses seem to be allowed to do what they want. Everyone needs to follow that laws and the will of the people, they should, too.