|Received:||11/27/2004 3:28:41 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I was floored when I read this loop hole you are considering to put in the best consumer protection law that has been passed in a long time. Private time with family in America is harder and harder to have, and answering endless phone calls from telemarketers is time I do not want to waste. If I want a product, I will come to you! You have three problems with allowing this loophole. One, is the fraud that will once again, gain steam by fooling senior citizens into scams by the increase in phone traffic to their homes. And problem two is something that has happened to me MANY time by political prerecorded messages that if you hang up on them, will call you back. And or sometimes, malfunction and have literally called me 50+ times, just to make a couple clicking sounds and then hang up on me and call me again. I have no way to talk to an automated machine to tell them to stop calling me, or have an recourse to get the problem of it calling me over and over fixed. Their malfunctioning machine renders my phone lines useless. Problem three is that you assume that all of America works a daytime job and so calling from 8am-9pm is ok. But when you work third shift, and you have to sleep during those hours, the phone ringing off the hook all day can really push a hard working person to their breaking point of exhaustion. And when you have two ill parents that rely on you to be there when something goes bad, you can't just ignore phone calls or unplug the phone. In closing, I beg you to not ruin the law by allowing telemarketers to make gorillia attacks on my sleeping abilities and my much needed private time for my family all in the name for them to peedle products or services that I do not want nor need. I promise, if I need their products, I will read the ads in the paper or watch TV for them to push their products to me with. Also, don't forget, they are welcome to send me mail through the United States Postal Service, that will not only help this fine government agency, but also allows me to read and take in their same propoganda at the times it is convienient for me and my family.