|Received:||12/10/2004 9:55:26 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:As a consumer who placed my phone number on the Do Not Call list, I am opposed to the proposed rule changes. Both of the proposed changes would result in my receiving unwanted calls which I currently do not receive. In particular, the provision to allow prerecorded messages from my existing business relationships represents a blatant attempt by the telemarketing industry to avoid my express wishes. The truth is, prerecorded messages are worse than direct calls by a telemarketing agent, because I can't talk back to them and because I have less confidence that they will disconnect promptly when I hang up. I urge the commission to reject both proposals.