|Received:||11/28/2004 9:58:14 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Sirs: I want to voice my opposition to the plan 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. This is not a privacy issue, this is a private resource issue. If these businesses pay for my telephone line costs and the staff hours needed to remove spurious messages, then it could be worthwhile - otherwise it is essentially a theft of these private resources. Conducting business is a business related cost and should thus not be borne by the prospective customer.