|Received:||12/9/2004 12:02:41 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I absolutely do not wish to receive any calls from any call centers for any reason. They should not have the right to disturb a person at home. That time is private and should be kept that way. I have also found that the loophole of prior contact is a bad one. The call centers and e-mail spam senders sometimes have you call or respond to ficticious remove lists and then use that responce to create a trail of contact they deem as a reason to contact you in the future. They also use these remove lists as a means of identifying an active number or address sometimes forwarding the information to others. I have noticed an increase in contacts just about every time I respond to a remove option whether it is to an unwanted fax transmition (my fax number isn't public knowledge) or an e-mail spam message. I have also received calls where the caller claims to be connected to somone I have been doing business with. Many of these people lie to gain access to you in ay way possible. We have to put up with junk mail through the post office and advertising on TV and radio. That should be enough. Each advertiser has the same and equal access to the consumer through these methods. I, quite frankly, would like to see junk mail stopped as well. It forces the consumer to sort and fill their trash with items they didn't want in the first place. If someone wishes to receive a catalog that is one thing but unsoliceted mail is unreasonable. Flyers on car windshields is another unreasonable intrusion. Why should I have to remove and toss these items placed upon my property without consent! This would still leave billboards, signs, posters, radio and TV. What else do they need! Please deny this access to those of us who went to the trouble of being placed on the Do Not Call List in the first place. Doesn't that prove we don't want these calls?