|Received:||12/21/2004 8:53:05 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 comment on the proposed admendment that would allow pre-recorded messages to be made to consumers voice mail. These telemarketing schemes are out of hand and the consumers are not being looked out for. This amendment should not be allowed. In addition to the constant annoyance of dealing with telemarketers as a general rule, this would also cost many consumers money as it costs to check voice mail on many cellular systems. Whenever these issues come up telemarketing companies try to use the first amendment to hide behind, however, the first amendment doesn't apply when harassment is involved, and I would submit that telemarketing falls directly under those rulings. This amendment must be struck down!