|Received:||11/30/2004 2:15:14 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 open a loophole in the year-old Do Not Call Registry program to allow companies to deliver "pre-recorded messages" of telemarketers to phones in American homes, including those telephone numbers on the Do Not Call Registry! Even though this measure sought by the Voice Mail Broadcasting Corp. would require that telemarketers identify themselves in their recordings and might include "opt out" possibilities, it would still mean that 1.5 million messages a day could be sent out from this corporation, and other companies might very well follow suit. Such messages should be sent only to telephone numbers of people who OPT IN, indicating that they really want to receive them. Surely the fact that 64 million people enrolled in the Do Not Call list should make it clear to you that Americans do not want to be bombarded by "answering machine spam" and other telemarketers!