|Received:||1/10/2005 8:09:12 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, Any change in the rules regarding telemarketing that permits more frequent intrusion into my home by unsolicited and unwelcome calls, would be most undesirable for me and my family. Permitting use of prerecorded calls will lower telemarkerters' threshhold to bother people, like myself, who have enjoyed a relative respite from their trespassing on my time and telephone. Telemarketers are already modifying their tactics to escape detection for violating Do Not Call Registry rules. Over the past week, I have received several pre-recorded calls in which I am invited to record my name and personal information for (unsolicited) business offers. The calling company is nowhere identified, so I cannot report the intrusion, but my privacy has been violated nonetheless. Please do not yield to the temptation to relax existing telemarketing rules in any way that would increase the volume of calls.