|Received:||12/8/2004 5:44:51 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I strongly oppose any loosening of the Telemarketing Sales Rule requirements such as by allowing pre-recorded messages. Prior to this rule, I was deluged with unsolicited and unwanted calls during the few short hours that my family spends together in the evening. Contrary to what telemarketers assert, NONE of these unsolicited calls is welcome in my household. Despite the new regulations, the loophole permitting organizations with whom I do business to call, still results in unsolicited and completely unwelcome calls which are unrelated to the business transactions. It is logical for a mail order company to call me about my order, but it is unwelcome for a bank to call offering low interest loans just because I have their credit card. My inclination in that case is to cancel the card! Hence, I am against anything that might increase the number of unsolicited calls. Let those people send unsolicited junk mail instead; Lord knows there's enough of it. At least I can throw it out without wasting my time by reading it!