|Received:||11/29/2004 10:20:57 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I would like to comment that, to date, there has been a lack of publicity concerning this proposal. My understanding is that the FTC has filed for a change to telemarketing rules that would remove an apparent, yet so far un-enforced, ban on prerecorded telemarketing calls to consumers. The reason I put my number on the "Do Not Call List,” is that telemarketers were wasting my time with unsolicited calls. Like many people, I value my time at home. If I want to buy a product or service, I will seek it out (go to a store, search the internet, etc.) Though I have been very grateful for the "Do Not Call List,” I still receive some calls, which I resent. By taking the time to register with your list, I feel I have made it apparent that any telemarketing calls are unwelcome. Having made my wishes clear, I consider any unsolicited calls to be harassment. My husband and I both work full time, and our schedules are busy. Many days it is difficult dealing with necessary phone calls. Why should anyone be allowed to call with a prerecorded message, interrupting my day? I do not understand why telemarketing is even allowed. Most people do not want these phone calls. I consider the telephone a valuable tool, and do not feel anyone has the right to tie up my phone line with unwanted soliciting.