|Received:||12/8/2004 2:46:57 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I oppose the proposed amendment of the Telemarketing Sales Rule to allow telemarketing calls that deliver a prerecorded message to consumers under ANY circumstances. In addition, I oppose the petition from the Direct Marketing Association that would amend the TSR’s call abandonment safe harbor provision that currently requires use of technology that ensures abandonment of no more than three (3) percent of all calls answered by a person, measured per day per calling campaign substituting the phrase measured over a 30-day period. I believe this telemarketing provision should be maintained at the current standard. I am deeply appreciative of the privacy afforded by the No Call List, and I do not want to see the protection afforded by this option eroded by reductions in the restrictions on telemarketing. Those who love to receive calls at home from telemarketers do not have to participate in the No Call List. Those of us who prefer not to receive those type of calls should not have to fiend off calls leaked through the system by the softening of current standards. I vote NO on both of these proposals!