|Received:||11/27/2004 7:10:26 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I strongly disapprove of this change. People sign themselves on to the do-not-call list for one plain reason - they do not want calls from telemarketers. Period. An automated message is worse than a normal telemarketing call, because the call recipient has no immediate way of informing the caller of his/her disapproval. Instead, the burden is placed on the victim's shoulders to contact the telemarketer to have himself removed from the call list. Was that what our tax dollars were for when the do-not-call registry was mandated ? Also, these recorded messages block the recipient's phone line for their duration. There is no way for the recipient to end the call so long as the message is playing. Who would be liable if, during such a call, an emergency were to take place, leaving the call recipient unable to dial 911 for help? Also - please define "established business relationship". That sounds like "loop-hole" talk. Don't make this mistake. Ordinary folk have a hard enough time trusting politicians as it is. This ammendment threatens to render the do-not-call list impotent.