|Received:||12/7/2004 10:21:56 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The PUBLIC won a victory with the creation of the "Do Not Call" list, which has been tremendously well accepted. That has prevented a great number of telemarketing calls from reaching disinterested people. It did not, however, put a stop to all telemarketers as a good number of the nuisance calls still get through via a loophole in the current legislation, which needs to be addressed. When a name is placed on the DNC list, it should mean that ALL (national, regional, etc) telemarketers should have to abide by the rules and do as the name implies and DO NOT CALL. Now, there is consideration to allow pre-recorded, computer messages (et al) to bypass the current law and get through to the same disinterested public. This is a slap our faces. During the last election, we were inundated with pre-recorded messages from state and federal candidates hawking their goods. These messages were obviously imnume to the "Do Not Call" regulations. Believe me, they too were unwelcomed. Please seriously consider this matter and do not pass such legislation. The public will be terribly dissappointed if this gets passed. Thank you.