|Received:||11/27/2004 6:10:12 PM|
|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 allowing companies to contact consumers with recorded messages. Such messages would be an annoyance even coming from companies with which the consumer has an existing relationship, and the definition of existing relationship will be stretched by unscrupulous marketers to allow for even more unwanted communication. Existing consumer protections are necessary and should not be weakened in any way. I also am opposed to allowing the number of abandoned calles to be averaged over a 30 day period. This will allow marketers to abandon more calls, because they will be less likely to go over 3% on any day. I would favor putting the limit at zero. If a company thinks what they want to tell you is valuable enough to merit the use of your time, then then it's valuable enough for them to have someone ready to talk to you, every time.