|Received:||12/5/2004 8:21:58 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am completely opposed to the TRS amendment which would allow telemarketers to use recorded messages in contacting me at my residence. A "previous relationship"--i.e., my telephone company--does not imply that I want to be harassed by their audio spam. Any company that I do business with already has sufficient means to contact me through inserts in my statements, a letter to my mailing address, radio ads, TV ads, etc. I don't need to be interruped or inconvenienced for the sake of their profit. In addition, I would like to point out that it's MY money that is paying for my telephone, and their use of my phone line without my permission constitutes theft (I haven't had one single telemarketer offer to pay me for my time and use of my phone line!!!!). My current policy is that any company which uses prerecorded messages to reach me on my home phone automatically becomes a company that I no longer do business with.