|Received:||1/10/2005 10:01:58 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I cannot possibly fathom how after a great step in the right direction (allowing people to sign a do not call registry), you are considering allowing telemarketers to use pre-recorded messages. One of the most annoying things a consumer has to face is running to pick up the phone and getting a pre-recorded message. And I don't see how from your perspective, this is any less violating of a person's privacy than a live voice. It just seems to help the advertising industry reach more people. Please do not allow greedy companies to violate our privacy and disrupt our increasingly-difficult-to-find peace of mind by annoying us with phone calls. You are supposed to protect US not THEM. There is not one person I know of, not one consumer, who favors any telemarketing whatsoever, with the possible exception of charities. Stop telemarketing PERIOD! In this day and age, people can get their information through other means.