|Received:||11/29/2004 6:41:00 PM|
|Commenter:||Dee Ann Clements|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I had my phone number placed on the Do Not Call list at its beginning. I find it to be very effective and am pleased with its results. Before the list, I received telemarketing calls constantly and at all hours of the day and night. My number would be placed on telemarketing routers and my telephone would start ringing at 3:00 a.m. almost every day. There were some days that I would receive over 20 telemarketing calls, mostly automated. Our household works shiftwork, therefore, there is always someone asleep in my home. The constant ringing of the telephone disrupted sleep very frequently. My husband has a very dangerous job processing natural gas. When his sleep is disrupted, he places himself and our entire community in danger, should an explosion occur. I cannot even imagine why a rule change would even be considered to favor telemarketers. Telemarketers don't give a hoot about who they are calling or what the person on the other end of the phone is doing and they will not take no for an answer. Many times I have been shouted at, treated rudely, and all you have to do is make a telemarketer mad and you will find yourself on a router. This happened to us more than once. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE......DON'T CHANGE THE RULES GOVERNING THE DO NOT CALL LIST. The do not call list should be here to stay. As a matter of fact, there should be another list that would protect computer users from all the marketing e-mail spam. I sometimes get over 300 spam e-mails trying to sell me something from adult videos to drugs. Let the do not call list remain effective in its present state. I think the FTC should protect the citizens of this country, not cave in to telemarketer whining. Americans deserve protection from money-hungry marketing schemes.