|Received:||12/7/2004 1:41:32 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I still receive calls from telemarkers who violate the law that Mr. Tauzin pushed so hard to pass. When I do receive these calls, I have the opportunity to tell these violators of the law that what they are doing is illegal. Having to listen to a prerecorded message will not allow me this opportunity. I am very much opposed to this proposal. It is contrary to the spirit of the law, which passed with overwhelming support. Such a change in the proposal would an invasion of my privacy, and more than just a nuisance imposed on me it would be a government imposed harrassment. No, I absolutely do not want any established merchant to call me. No, I do not want to listen to any prerecorded message, even if I can opt out. They should not be allowed to call me in the first place. If these people want to communicate with me they should use the United States Postal Service. Loopholes, loopholes, this is just another way to have loopholes enter. It is a way to circumvent the law. This is undemocratic. I am surprised and disappointed that the FTC would even consider such a change. Instead, the FTC should focus its time and energy to get rid of spammers. This proposal is just a way to legalize phone spam. I am vehemently opposed to this!