|Received:||11/27/2004 4:50:42 PM|
|Organization:||Ann Nicholson Haralambie, Attorneys, P.C.|
|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 creating or expanding safe havens for the Telemarketing Sales Rule. I think the overwhelming response of the American Public should make it clear that people do not want these unsolicited sales calls, whether prerecorded or live or from someone we have previously done business with. Prerecorded calls are just as disruptive (even if easier to hang up on) as live calls. There are already sufficient opt-in/out mechanisms for people we do business with to contact us again if we desire such contact (many companies, for example, ask for permission to contact by phone, fax, mail, or e-mail, and allow the consumer to choose any or all). If anything, I favor tightening up the regulations (to not make exemptions for charities, for example). I say this even though I am on the board of a number of charities. I resent the constant intrusions and even bullying techniques (especially by "fraternal " law enforcement telemarketers).