|Received:||12/23/2004 9:27:30 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Although I work for a major financial institution and I realize that customer-sharing between departments is important to them, I personally do not want to receive any type of telemarketing calls from anyone, regardless whether I have a business relationship with that company or not. My personal time is very important to me and to receive telemarketing calls (or calls with no one on the other end, which I understand is a new marketing tactic to identify when I'm home) is incredibly irritating and inconvenient. If there is a product that I am interested in, the first place I would go is to a company in which I'm currently doing business. I am capable of doing this all by myself without someone calling to remind me what they offer. As a matter of fact, if they DON'T bother me with telemarketing calls, I'm more apt to utilize the services of that company again because they provide me with what I need and nothing more.