|Received:||1/10/2005 11:47:55 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 WEAKEN THE "DO NOT CALL" REGISTRY AND PROCEDURES!! Even worse than calls from human beings are the automated call. Not only are they hugely annoying and therefore a form of harassment, but companies set them up to leave messages on answering machines/systems and often the entire alloted space/time on such systems will be filled with these messages. This is not only harrassment, but it can be hazardous, when true important and even emergency messages cannot then be left. To say people can "opt out" by calling a company back and requesting to do so is also a LIE. Before the DO NOT CALL Registry, I often tried to do this -- in EVERY case, I was not able to call the company back, as it would come up on my Caller ID as "Number Unobtainable" or something like that. IT IS YOUR JOB TO PROTECT THE CONSUMER, NOT THE COMPANIES!!!