|Received:||11/27/2004 7:44:32 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 strongly opposed to allowing any prerecorded messages by telemarketers regardless of any 'established business relationship.' A prerecorded message does not allow a consumer to request to be removed from a telemarketing list. It is worse than unsolicited e-mail in that at least I can use a program to sort my e-mail into 'junk' and legitimate folders. There is not a program in existance that will keep my dinner from being interrupted by a prerecorded, unwanted, unsolicited message. The point of the 'do not call' list is to a) keep consumers from being disturbed by unsolicited sales pitches, and b) to maximize the telemarketer's profits by only pitching products to those citizens who may want their goods or services. Please do not bastardize the list with unnecessary loopholes.