|Received:||11/23/2004 9:49:17 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I strongly object to the FTC’s new proposed rule to allow telemarketers to make prerecorded “robo calls.” I do not wish to have the peace and quiet of my home continually disturbed by telemarketers. That is why I signed up for the Do Not Call Registry as soon as it was available. Apparently there are enough existing loopholes in the existing legislation that allow telemarketers to claim "existing relationships" with consumers. For example, a few Saturdays ago, I was bombarded with telephone calls from a "charity" for my husband. These calls began before 9 a.m. and continued at random during the course of the day until 9 p.m. Annoying? You bet! And now you want to allow telemarketers to use prerecorded messages to torture us even further. This is unacceptable.