|Received:||11/27/2004 11:54:12 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am absolutely opposed to getting any pre-recorded calls from any profit-making or charity organization. I get a recorded message from the library saying I have overdue books. Fine. Perhaps someday I will get a recorded message from the police department saying that my neighborhood is in danger from a flood or perhaps an armed sniper. Fine. Those are the ONLY recorded messages I ever want to get. Allowing pre-recorded messages from businesses "with whom the seller on whose behalf the calls are made has an established business relationship" is a terrible idea. It is bad enough getting spam from online companies. Can you imagine getting recorded messages touting the latest cookbook? Or from your bank about the latest interest rates on CDs? If the FTC is dumb enough (bribed enough?) to allow such messages, they should require that each message START with the information about its source, such as "This is a pre-recorded message from BigLoss, your friendly local insurance company."