|Received:||12/5/2004 10:56:36 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The rules limiting telemarketing calls should start at zero calls to every American, then require opt-in in writing only with mandatory annual renewals (or you are automatically opted-out). Prior relationship or any relationship established mearly because I use a credit card or buy something someplace is NO reason to put me on any telemarketing or other marketing list. Pre-recorded and/or automated voice messages are particularly annoying, are a complete waste of my time plus an invasion of my private time. They should be banned completely. Large performance bonds should be required of every telemarketer, their outbound numbers should be registered with the government before they can make a call on them, they should show on our inbound call report as a telemarketer call, a National Opt-Out Center should be manned by government employees like airport screeners, then when we opt-out, our numbers could be independently blocked from outbound telemarketers calls by this government agency, one I can trust. All the rest of this political and government hocus pocus keeps the unwanted telemarketing industry alive and kicking (us). My national political representatives are responsible for this increasing garbage on my phone and fax, and I am not happy about it. Senators Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein and Representative Anna Eshoo, please stop this stuff. Since I entered my name and fax telephone number on the National No-Call List, my unsolicited junk faxes have increased to about 1 per day (a 10-fold increase). Everytime I call an 800 number to opt-out, even more junk faxes appear. I have a box of several hundred of these junk faxes which have come just since my name went on the National No-Fax List...unwanted stock hype, trips to Orlando, refinance offers, cheap health care. To which government department address do I send my unwanted junk faxes enabling the government to actually stop this trash coming to my fax?