|Received:||12/3/2004 6:16:14 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 stand in opposition to this regulation rule. It would appear as a way for telemarketers to make an end run around the National Do Not Call list. I can appreciate the attempts in this rule to safeguard consumers from unwarranted calls, however I feel that some telemarketing firms will misuse this rule as a way around the national list. If a consumer is on the Don't Call list then they should not have to be subjected to robot calls. Nor should the consumer have to press a key and speak to a live telemarketer to again request not to be called. That consumer would again be subjected to a sales spiel that was unwanted to begin with while trying to again obtain no call status. The National No Call list is an overwhelming hit with the public and that desire for peace and privacy in one's own home should be the overriding concern in this instance. Please keep the No Call list as is, without the addition of this ammendment. Thank you.