|Received:||12/24/2004 2:27:34 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:A Do Not Call registry should be exactly that: do not call. If I join such a registry, it is because I do not want to receive soliciting calls unless I have personally initiated the call. The very last thing I want to receive is a recorded message attempting to sell me something else. The largest problem I have with solicitors who waste my time for their own profit (and at my obvious expense) is from companies with whom I've previously done business. Many seem to presume that a single transaction entitles them to unlimited amounts of my time and energy as they try to turn that transaction into many more. I know what I need and want, and I am capable of doing the research to find the items I seek without having to be interrupted twenty times a day by machines or pushy salespeople. Frankly, such calls are a form of theft. They steal my time, my energy, my peace of mind, and my privacy. And all so the company calling me can make a bigger profit off of my discomfort. Please keep the Do Not Call registry intact. No loopholes!