|Received:||1/10/2005 11:25:20 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This is an outrage. If someone is on the "Do not call list" that means that he/she does not want to be solicited in their home via phone. Nothing is more aggravating than a phone ring in the middle of the dinner hour, only to hear some pesky salesperson on the other end. The fact that one is or was a customer of the offending party should not make a difference. Telemarketers will find loopholes in that rule and exploit it to the fullest. I have the Internet, mail, and TV being used daily to consume advertisements. Please lets leave one medium sacred. I wish Telemarketing could be eliminated entirely, but that is not possible, at least make it my choice as to whether or not I want to be bothered by someone. I believe If you are on the do not call list, that unless you give someone explicit permission (i.e fill out an online form with your phone and give permission) to call you, you should not be bothered. Period. I believe that these big businesses that profit from Telemarketing are buying politicians into supporting a more "relaxed " policy, and eventually the "Do Not Call List" will be but a joke and hold no significance whatsoever.