|Received:||11/29/2004 2:45:32 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Please do not change the Do Not Call policy. Even though my husband and I still receive some telemarketing calls, the number is no where close to the number that we used to receive at all times of day and night every day of the week. I cannot imagine having to endure again not only an increase in calls but prerecorded messages as well. As people age, it seems that they become targets for every group with access to a telephone. Telemarketers have no concern for the time of day, whether there is an illness in the family, if someone is grieving because of a death or any number of other reasons that a family does not need or want to be disturbed. There is absolutely no reason for any business or group to feel that they can communicate only by phone. The U. S. Postal Service is reliable and relatively inexpensive. Messages received via the mailbox can be read at the recipient's convenience. Can you imagine coming home from the hospital after open heart surgery to discover that your answering machine or voice mail has been inundated with unsolicited telemarketing propaganda? Please do not subject those of us who are of a certain age to this kind of spam. Thank you for this opportunity to voice my concerns.