|Received:||12/9/2004 2:08:49 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Telemarketing calls are an unwarranted intrusion and should be forbidden. Like the play Seven Degrees of Separation, every credit card I own leads to massive corporations with divisions in every possible business area, and they lead to practically every business and product. Result is that, in the tortured mind of a telemarketer, they can fabricate an established business connection to any product they want to hawk and I end up with an unsolicted call tieing up my voicemail or worse interrupting me in traffic or a meeting. The call abandonment safe harbor provision should prohibit or include provisions that limit such calls to the maximum extent possible.