|Received:||12/7/2004 5:33:25 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am against any form of automated or human sales cales via telephone. Why is it that a company who already has a business dealing with us would need to place sales calls to us? Every company I do business with has its own website where I am perfectly able to view new offers and sales information. I use a telephone for outgoing calls and inbound calls from those I wish to hear from. This group DOEN NOT include any type of sales call. In the 30-odd years I have owned a telephone, I have NEVER responded to a non-solicited sales call from any company. That will not change now. Why is there no groundswell from people who WANT to be bothered by sales calls? The answer is obvious. Sales calls are an obtrusion on our privacy and just because we own a telephone does not mean that we want to be solicited. The "DO NOT CALL LIST" should have excluded businesses AND politicians from calling. When I signed up, I wanted a DO NOT DISTURB, not a "unless somebody has enough clout to press into law a reason why THEY are special and their reasons negate my wish for privacy"!