|Received:||12/15/2004 2:52:35 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am writing to express my ardent opposition to the proposed rule change. The National Do-Not-Call list provides a valuable service for Americans who wish to reclaim control of their private telephones. Allowing telemarketers to circumvent the rules by using recorded messages will render the Do-Not-Call list meaningless. Telemarketers would then be free to monopolize our telephone lines and fill up our answering machines with unwanted and unwelcome solicitations. I have never purchased a product or a service from a telephone solicitation, nor will I ever do so. Those of us who took the time and trouble to subscribe to the National Do-Not-Call list did so because we did not want to receive ANY phone solicitations of ANY kind. This proposed rule change cannot conceivably benefit the public and simply represents a blatant favor to telemarketing industry. I strongly urge the FTC to reject the proposed rule changes.