|Received:||12/9/2004 1:22:47 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:FTC Representative, I'm vehemently opposed to loosing the restrictions on telemarketers calling our homes whether the call is live or prerecorded. When a telemarketer calls your home they interrupt what you're doing and engage you in the privacy of your own home. In essence, they are virtually trespassing; they are virtually breaking into your home, causing you to stop what you're doing, answer the phone and then try to sell you something. By allowing telemarketers to call us without our permission is like opening the doors to our homes and allowing anyone to walk right in. I support freedom of speech and civil rights but we have to remember that one person's freedoms and rights are limited to the point they violate another person's freedoms and rights. If a sales person broke into a home they would be arrested. Again, telemaketing is virtual breaking and entering. Please do not loosen the restrictions on telemarketers.