|Received:||12/1/2004 7:30:22 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I would like the Commission to consider NOT altering the current regulations for telemarketers. The use of prerecorded messages should not be considered as a means of communication from the telemarketers to the public. The entire issue rests on the infringement on the public, ie the person to whom the call is being made, who has the right to NOT be bothered within the confines of his/her home and/or office. We do not allow peddlers on the street, and door-to-door salesmenship is also a custom of the past. Consequently, I would like the Commission to consider NOT allowing the use of private and /or business phone lines for the telemarketers' prerecorded messages. Little is more annoying than picking up the phone, to hear dead air, followed by a message. The age of forcefully selling products or services is past. Even if I have a pre-existing relationship with the vendor, I DO NOT want to be reminded of sales, gimmicks,etc. Newspapers and magazines are full of that stuff as it is. I ask the Commission to allow the "DO NOT CALL LIST" to stand and not allow prerecorded messages to be filtered to consumers despite existing business relationships. Respectfully, I am a Mom, lawyer and woman very concerned about this issue. Thank you for your time.