|Received:||11/29/2004 1:59:05 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The creation of the "do not call" list was hailed as a great success toward eliminating unwanted phone calls. These calls are intrusive, unwanted, and annoying. Though in my experience the "do not call" list is only a moderate success, it has certainly cut back the number of telemarketers who contact me. The proposed changes will once again increase the number of calls I receive, at little to no cost to the telemarketing firms. If an American household does not want to receive these calls, they should receive _none_ of these calls. The laws against unwanted telemarketing calls should be stiffened, rather than weakened. Laws should not be changed to allow the circumvention of rules embraced by the American people, and I'm extremely disappointed that these changes have even been proposed. Unsolicited telemarketing should be ended once and for all, and bending the rules to allow for an increase in telemarketing is not the way to do this. The American people do not want this, and should not have to tolerate it.