|Received:||12/6/2004 12:51:13 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Please do not allow the pre-recorded phone messages. They are very disturbing - whether I have shopped at a store they are calling for or not. If they want to advertise a sale or a special deal or anything else they can send me something in the mail. I absolutely hate it when I rush to the phone from something I am involved with (thinking it might be one of my children or a friend) just to find it's some salesperson trying to sell me something. I find it a disgusting invasion of my privacy. When companies send information in the mail I can read it at my leisure - I don't have to get ripped away from something I'm in the middle of. I also resent feeling like I need to screen my calls in order to avoid the telemarketers. That is not a viable option. Keep the Do Not Call List valid - don't allow these slimeballs to keep pestering us in our homes. Just because it's a prerecorded call doesn't make it any less disruptive than an in-person call.