|Received:||11/27/2004 5:16:33 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 the Commission to scrap the idea of a revision to the National Do Not Call rules which would allow sending of pre-recorded messages to phone of those who've joined the National Do Not Call list. This is a step backward in privacy, and in services by the FTC. This idea exposes us once more to the type of privacy invasions which the law created to protect us from. In addition to reversing the good effects of the no-call list, the proposed action is potentially dangerous to consumers. Some of the pre-recorded messages do not disengage from a telephone line once the answerer hangs up, but continue to run to completion, effectively hijacking the phone line called. No calls out from such a phone targeted by pre-recorded telemarketing can be made until the message finishes. This makes the access to 9-1-1 service temporarily unavailable due to a telemarketing call even with a hang up by the receiving party. You must not take back part of what Congress has given us in the Do Not Call service- one of the best received acts of that body since F.D.R's time.