|Received:||12/7/2004 10:09:38 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I do not want any more telemarketing calls. It does not matter whether telemarketing calls are made by a living representative or delivered by a prerecorded message. No more calls. For calls made by machines and/or delivered with prerecorded messages, there should not be any safe harbors from the do not call list. None. None at all. Zero. The only reasons a business should call me are (1) in response to an inquiry that I have made, or (2) in relationhip to an existing contract, engagement, or other ongoing piece of business. There should not be any safe harbor for companies or their agemts with whom I have done or am doing business to make unsolicited calls to sell or promote additional offerings whether related or not. There are only three words in "Do Not Call." The concept should be eaiy to understand. I cannot say how happy I've been since the number of telemarketing calls has plummeted. Do not give the telemarketers a loophole to reverse this very positive change.