|Received:||11/28/2004 6:28:17 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:A story in the Chicago Sun-Times reads "The agency overseeing the national Do Not Call Registry is considering opening a loophole in the year-old program to allow companies to deliver ''pre-recorded message telemarketing.'' The agency referred to above would be the FTC, right? I must ask how is pre-recorded spam any less annoying and aggravating then a live caller? I might go so far as to say that it would be even MORE bogus to get an automated call - because you can't tell the caller what you think about the interruption. I am fervently against any loop-hole that may be given to tele-marketers to legally call someone who does not want to be bothered! Please consider other alternatives such as OPT-IN arrangements rather than OPT-OUT. It angers me that I have to bend over backwards to get away from these purveyors of unwanted annoyance.