|Received:||11/28/2004 9:41:05 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The proposed rule change concerning the national Do Not Call Registry should not be implemented. The change would almost certainly result in the bombardment of homes with prerecorded spam that is unwelcomed in virtually all households. The recent election bears out this conclusion in that candidates for office used prerecorded telephone messages to disrupt homes on behalf of their candidacy. The national Do Not Call Registry protects individuals from unwanted invasions of their privacy. The registry seems to be working just fine as it is. There is no need to change the registry to accommodate those who have something to sell, even though the sellers may have an established relationship to the person being called. Let the sellers use U.S. mail to deliver their messages. Delivery of mail to a home is not an inconvenient disruption to the home as are undesired and unsolicited phone calls by telemarketers.