|Received:||12/31/2004 3:51:08 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Please do not weaken rules for telemarketers so that companies alleging an EBR can more easily contact us with their unwanted pre-recorded messages. Do Not Call means just that! I received a pre-recorded call from a blocked/private number to my cellphone while in a remote out-of-state area on vacation, thus incurring roaming charges from my cell provider. The call was from an auto dealership that I had been to ONCE, for one-time emergency service (my serpentine belt had broken). Apparently they added my cellphone number to a large database and programmed their system to call me, saying I was due for regularly-scheduled service. The auto dealership, of course, denied all knowledge of this call or even the existence of their database. It's exactly this sort of call that I hope to avoid (and hopefully forbid), and it is the duty of the FTC to serve its citizens' wishes, rather than corporate special interests.