|Received:||1/10/2005 8:40:38 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:RE:Prerecorded Message EBR, Telemarketing Project No. R411001 I respectfully request the changes not be made and the FTC urge the FCC to bring up their standard instead of lowering the FTC standard. The track record I have had with trying to get in touch with automated callers or to get them to remove my name from a list is poor at best. This change will extend the number of companies that can call me without human interaction and I suspect will reduce my ability to control this type of intrusion. If the change is going to be made I request that there be a burden placed on companies to include proper (human) contact information at the beginning and end of each call and there be enacted a series of increasing punitive fines for each infraction if this is not included or if people report infractions for failing to remove their names from the lists for future calls as this change will likely entice organizations to "SPAM" call consumers using computer calling systems, which will not serve the public in any way I can ascertain. I also urge you to include a mandatory provision for open callerID to be used for all telemarketing calls using this provision so proper identification of teh calling party can be made to report abuses. Do the right thing for the public and continue the standards you have now, or better yet, make them tougher!