|Received:||1/6/2005 5:39:03 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Give us a break. How are pre-recorded messages any better than a live person if we don't want to receive telemarketers calls in the first place AT ALL. How is allowing someone to use an automated system to place calls any different than someone using a piece of software to send automated e-mails to millions of internet users that don't want those messages either. The whole idea of the can-spam act was to keep people from doing that, and free the american public from unwanted e-mail about penis enlargement. The No-Call list was the same thing for phones, and allowing an exception to the rules just because it's done by a machine instead of a person whether I have a relationship with the company or not is rediculous. In my opinion the telemarketing industry is one industry this country can do without as they prey on the ignorant, infirm, and elderly. If I want to go on cruise or a vacation... I'll pay for it, not fall prey to some scheme that "gives" me one to switch my phone service. Please don't give the telemarketers any more freedom than they already have. Tens of millions of american's have spoken about their distate for the practice and the industry by signing up for the federal do not call list. Remember that you as government agency work for us, the general public... not for the corporations of American's. Listen to what we want... not what's good for their bottom line.