|Received:||11/27/2004 6:17:35 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This is a very bad idea and sounds like the kind of loophole that could be used to significantly reduce the 'do not call' lists value to consumers. I think there should be no safe havens for calls, and the automated, pre-recorded calls are the worst since they usually provide no mechanism for requesting that a caller not call again. This is also true of the other safe havens since they are also not required to maintain 'do not call' lists or provide any way for us to opt out of their calls. The people paying for phone service should have control of how it is used, and should not have to subsidize telemarketers of any kind. As a person who works from home, I estimate that the do not call list is saving me about 20 hours per year of lost work time, which amounts to $3000 at my normal contract rates. Please don't take any actions that would allow telemarketers to waste my time.