|Received:||1/10/2005 5:18:02 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I urge you to retain the current TSR provision regarding the use of prerecorded messages to consumers. These calls are particularly pernicious in that the recipient has no way to respond to the intrusion. Also, not infrequently, one answers these calls only to find that there is no answer on the other end. Moreover, one contact during an 18 month period hardly constitutes an "established business relationship". A regular phone call under those circumstances is barely acceptable, but a prerecorded message is not.