|Received:||12/2/2004 10:23:39 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am firmly opposed to the proposed rule change described in Prerecorded Message EBR Telemarketing, Project No. R411001. The Do Not Call Registry has been a very positive change and I do not believe it is appropriate to loosen the current restrictions. In fact I believe the current rules should be strengthened to prohibit unsolicited marketing calls even from those with whom I have a current business relationship. I see no reason why conducting business with a company should give them the right to make unsolicited marketing calls to my home whether live or prerecorded. Calls to deal with issues such as billing problems, order status, or in response to calls I have initiated are certainly appropriate. I consider any unsolicited marketing calls to be an invasion of my privacy. I also believe businesses have more than adequate means to advertise their products and services without having to utilize unsolicited telemarketing calls to my home.