|Received:||12/14/2004 11:14:05 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I object to the proposed amendment to the Telemarketing Sales Rules. This amendment would increase the incidence of a particularly annoying telemarketing approach - the pre-recorded call. I object based on the following points: a) Telemarketing in general is highly intrusive and interferes with both the peace of my home and with more important uses of my phone. I do not want to see telemarketers given one more excuse to interfere with my life. b)This particular type of call is highly annoying and ineffective, because of the lack of personal interaction. This type of pitch reflexively generated a hangup by me when I received them, prior to the National Do Not Call campaign. c) Whether I have a pre-existing business relationship with the "seller" is particularly irrelevant in this specific case, since the "caller" is a machine, not the personnel of the business I may be working with (or even people calling on their behalf).