|Received:||12/21/2004 3:31:08 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This is just another way for telemarketers to bypass the NO CALL LIST. Just by the sheer volume of those who have signed up should tell you that people don't want to be bothered with these types of phone calls. Leaving 30-second "spam blitzes" on your voice mail or answering machine is an annoyance and an intrusion. If I wanted a company to do that, I'd be giving my phone number to every company I pass. My phone number is not an invitation to have somone call me to annoy me. It is a tool for family and friends to contact me. My answering machine and voice mail are for MY USE. Not theirs. I don't want to have my answering machine or voice mail full of these "spam blitzes" where my friends and family cannot leave messages for me. Almost 70 MILLION people have signed up for the Do Not Call List. That should tell you something. People don't want to be bothered by telemarketers. While it may seem innocuous to "just leave a message," it is still an annoyance and an unwanted phone call. It also appears that they are trying to get it changed from a 30 day safe harbor to a ONE day safe harbor. This definitely would not benefit anyone BUT THE TELEMARKETER. The phone number is mine, not their's. To permit the telemarketers to bypass the NO CALL LIST would be a disservice to those who have signed up for the NO CALL LIST and those who supported and voted in Congress in support for the NO CALL LIST. JUST SAY NO!