|Received:||12/6/2004 10:15:41 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I'm writing in response to a news article I read recently that stated the FTC has been petitioned the by ' Voice Mail Broadcasting Corp.' to revise the ' Do Not Call Registry " by allowing recorded messages by companies that have a so called "pre-existing relationship" with the intended victim, excuse me, consumer. Dear God, please do not do this. I'm sure your as aware as I am and everyone else connected or effected by this possibility that this is a complete scam and merely a attempt to ignore the express wishes of the American public. Telemarketers and e-mail spammers ( usually the same companies ) are the lowest bottom feeding level of the business world. They have no regard for anyone's privacy and here they continue to show their total lack of regard for the publics clearly stated desires as to not being disturbed at home by unwanted unsolicited phone calls. I read where the president of this company said that " People like getting messages". That's a complete and total self serving falsehood. No one wants to be bothered at home by calls from any type of company regardless of any prior relationship of any sort. What the public wants is to be left alone from the annoyance of unwanted phone calls. The public is well aware that these people ( Telemarketers and e-mail spammers alike ) are paid on a connected call basis regardless of subsequent success and as such these people don't care about any relationship existing or not between the consumer and the represented company. Their just out to make an easy buck at the expense of the public' s quality of life in their own homes. The ' Do Not Call Registry ' was hard won battle for a clearly stated goal. There is no justification for loosening the restrictions on telemarketers.