|Received:||11/27/2004 9:20:18 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 horrified that you are attempting "to allow telemarketing calls that deliver a prerecorded message to consumers with whom the seller on whose behalf the calls are made has an established business relationship." I already receive calls from companies I do business with; they offer to upgrade my service or attempt to sell me new packages. If I could, I would stop these sales calls as well. There is a marginal advantage to me as a consumer to receive canned telephone messages. But I consider it a further encroachment on my privacy, and like many others would prefer that you restrict solicitation and marketing to the fullest feasible extent. I do not trust these calls to be restricted to companies that I have established a business relationship with; rather, I expect my telephone number to be passed around the subsidiaries of massive umbrella corporations, the same corporations I bank with and buy from. Do not weaken the Do Not Call list in any way.