|Received:||12/23/2004 11:20:08 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:To whom it may concern, My comments on this amendment are simple: If solicitors, (whether they already have an established relation with the consumer or not is irrelevant to me), their purpose, intent and goal whether by person or automations is still the same-increase sales by means of solicitation. I use my home telephone for MY OWN NEEDS. It is not a convenient tool for sellers to use to contact me. If I want their business I WILL SEEK THEM OUT. I still believe that advertisement of services and goods is best when used thru mailers, television and radio. The sellers can accomplish their goals without harassing and bombarding current or potential customers thru telephone automated solicitation. If it were allowed, the volume of calls to peoples home would be astronomical. I am currently on the "do not call list" and am receiving an (annoying) 2-3 automated calls per day. Although the volume of the solicitation calls has significantly reduced since I added my phone to the "do not call list", it is annoying enough, that I have stopped answering my phone entirely, and when there is a message-which irates me to no end-from an automated message trying to get me to call them so I can refinance my house, consolidate my debt, buy a dream vacation, or even worse, they don't identify their company name and try to mislead me into calling them by making me think there is some pertinent or credit threatening issue that will occur if I don't call-(which I know there is not), I want to rip the cord right out of the wall altogether. PLEASE, DO NOT ALLOW OR PERMIT LOOPHOLES THAT WILL ENCOURAGE MORE CALLS TO MY HOME FROM SELLERS.