|Received:||12/10/2004 1:37:44 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I do not fathom why incoming calls that are recorded should receive any preference over live calls. They are equally as disruptive. Because I have done, or am doing business with a company, should not give it the priveledge of disrupting me so they can give me a recorded sales pitch. I have received 6 recorded messages over the last four weeks (even under current laws) from an unnamed mortgage company that gives a telephone number to call. I did not call the number (in order to report them for calling) because I thought they might take that to mean I was interested in getting a mortgage refinanced and would feel free to call me legally. Such companies can send me junk mail if they so wish. However, junk mail does not disrupt me while eating or sleeping or in the middle of a conversation etc. Even contemplating an expansion of junk telephone calls is a very disturbing thing. It would be a very backward step from that taken by the Do Not Call regulations which were a giant step in safeguarding our right to have at least some privacy in our home environment.