|Received:||1/10/2005 10:07:25 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Do not lessen the restriction on allowing telemarketers to call previous cuctomers with recorded messages. In my opinion, this is an invasion of privacy. Telemarketers should be restricted to honor the no-call list, even to previous customers. I got on the no-call list to stop being bother with endless calls to buy a product or sign up for a service in which I had no interest. If I am interested in a product or service, I will call the offering company. I don't want them calling me. Let the telemarketers advertise on radio, TV, newspapers, and magazines to acquire interest in their products or services. Don't let them invade the privacy of consumers to hawk their wares. I personally believe it is counter-productive. I get angry with the company that calls me and wastes my time listening to their sales pitch. I refuse to buy their products or services after getting a call. I also believe that the FCC should make their calling rules more restrictive and comply with the FTC rules. Congress should also tighten the rules and not allow any company to do telemarketing, even to previous customers.