|Received:||12/5/2004 4:52:36 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I think it is a ludricrous and insulting proposition that consumers who've elected to join the Do Not Call List would not be irked -- and significantly inconvenienced -- by the intrusion of prerecorded messages into their homes. The whole concept of the List is that citizens were inundated with uninvited intrusions into their daily lives that wasted considerable time and cut into desired daily activities.... weakening the intentions of the List will only reopen the floodgates of phone spam. How could anyone imagine that consumers who've joing the List would not mind additional uninvited intrusions, just because the calls are by a computer rather than a human? That's idiotic. This is simply the telemarketing industry's desperate effort to get around the intentions of the List, which were to shield citizens from the onslaught of unwanted contacts and annoying interruptions of what limited family time we have in our homes each evening. I adamantly oppose the proposal to allow prerecorded calls, regardless of prior 'relationships' with the company contracting for the calls. Please strike down this proposed change. thank you.