|Received:||12/6/2004 12:45:06 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 the rules are already too lax. You should certainly not change them to allow more pre-recorded sales calls. My home number is on the Do Not Call registry. Recently, I got a pre-recorded sales call on behalf of MBNA. I have a credit card with that company. I hung up. I don't need them to suggest anything I can buy with my card. I only need information about my account, which they always send by mail. So, they already have plenty of loopholes. Also, I had several calls on my answering machine from politicians and their supporters every day leading up to the election. Nothing is more annoying than to have to weed through crap to get to any important messages -- and hopefully your mailbox isn't too full to get the messages that really matter. If you don't think this rule would make much difference, then it must not be needed. PLEASE DO NOT AMEND THE RULES TO ALLOW MORE PRE-RECORDED CALLS TO CONSUMERS!