|Received:||1/10/2005 1:36:03 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 opposed to this telemarketing loophole. I do not enjoy calls from companies I do business with. And I would hate the idea of coming home from work and finding a bunch of telemarketing spams on my answering machine. Companies would be able to generate pre-recorded messages and call customers for a fraction of the cost of human telemarketers. More companies will be able to afford calling their customers on a regular basis. Larger companies will be able to afford calling their customers frequently. This would result in my phone (and other American's phones) to ring much more often; and answering machines to be flooded with messages. I am on the Do Not Call List and I currently receive only about 2 or 3 calls per month from companies I do business with. It is nice to know that when my phone rings, the person on the other end is someone I know. The Do Not Call List gave me my privacy back. I no longer have to screen calls. It also saves me money each month on my phone bill because I do not have to pay for CallerID service. If you make these changes in Telemarketing Legislation, you will be takinging away these freedoms I just mentioned. Please take into consideration the privacy of the American consumer and do not put this loophole into the regulations for telemarketers. Thank you.