|Received:||12/9/2004 5:21:57 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I hope the FTC completely rejects the petition submitted by the Direct Marketing Association to amend any aspect of the do-not-call list -- a list which was created to protect consumers and people like me. Why would the FTC betray consumers who have made it clear: WE DO NOT WANT TO BE CALLED! I, in particular do not want to be called either with an automated or prerecorded message on the other end, or a live person trying to sell me anything when I have not already given them specific permission to call me. When I placed my number on the do-not-call list, I thought I made it perfectly clear: I do not want any telemarketers -- including those with whom I have had some type of previous business encounter -- to call me! If I want any business representative to call me, I will let them know in writing that they have my permission --and what date and time to do so . By placing my number on the do-not-call list, I officially opted out for as long as possible from being interrupted, harrassed, and otherwise bothered by any telemarketers, business representatives, automated voices, and prerecorded messages. I am making my voice heard yet again, since my placing my number on the do-not-call list may not have properly impressed the FTC the first time. In short, I oppose the loosening of any restrictions on telemarketers.