|Received:||12/24/2004 9:45:20 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I truly hope the FTC is not going to allow people on the donotcall list to receive pre-recorded phone messages. We’re on that list for a reason. Pre-recorded phone messages are as close to phone SPAM as you can get. What’s worse, if this is allowed, not only do we have to waste our time picking up the phone to hear these messages, but we have to waste more time to chase down each company to notify them not to call us. This is ABSURD. If the FTC feels a need to appease people who have nothing better to do than to listen to marketers messages, then the solution is to add an option on the donotcall list to block pre-recorded messages also. However, if you add an option, then by DEFAULT, it should be set to NOT receive pre-recorded messages. That way, if someone wants to receive them, they can waste their own time and update their registry. The important thing here though is that FTC has created a donotcall by public demand. FOLLOW THROUGH. Don’t get wishy washy about it. This should be strictly enforced.