|Received:||12/16/2004 3:13:03 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I request that you do not admend the current rules to allow telemarketers or any business to increase the number of unsolicited calls they make to the public. I have my name on the "No Calling" list and still get a number of calls from people trying to sell me something. They interrupt me at all hours of the day and are very irritating. When I'm not home I find their calls tying up my answering machine. I would like to see the rules tightened to also forbid charities, political groups and anyone from making unsolicited calls to us and especially ban recorded messages, unless they are such things as emergency warnings and updates that we received from our city during our recent hurricanes. If you can't ban unsolicited calls can you require all of them to include a code (not a phone number the receiver has to call, but a one to three character code) that the receiver can press to advise the caller not to call again - and require the callers by law to abid by the request. I had one company that called me almost daily for about four months with a recorded message. I finally tracked them down and found a person who said they would take my name off their calling list. Thank you for your consideration.