|Received:||12/8/2004 4:32:26 PM|
|Commenter:||C (T) Caron|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I believe the public has spoken regarding not wanting their privacy interrupted by telemarketing calls. I am appalled by the consideration of excepting RECORDED calls for those with whom the consumer has a "business relationship." I expect a personal call from those businesses if they want to keep me as a customer. Furthermore allowing telemarketing calls poses a danger to homeowners/telephone customers: should they need to call 911, they cannot do so in the middle of a recorded message. ( I already had "telephonic home invasions" from Laura and Barbara Bush, Ann Richards, Arnold Schwarzennegger, and Ken Blackwell during the 2004 Nov election campaign and was none too pleased by the phenomenon.) I pay for my phone for my own use - not for the convenience of anyone who wants to sell me something. I do not wish to see the amendment adopted.