|Received:||1/10/2005 1:48:21 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Re: Federal Trade Commission Title: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment Subject Category: Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales Docket Id: RIN 3084-0098 CFR Citation: 16 CFR Part 310 Published: November 17, 2004 We are on the do-not-call registry. It has helped. We are still called regularly by market research people and with personal requests for donations but the volume from others has decreased. We are against the petition for automated calls from people with whom we already do business or from anyone else. We fear that passage of this proposed new rule will increase the number of these attacks on our privacy. These are intrusive and, it should be noted, when answered by voice mail, they are usually truncated so that information given (usually the name of the organization calling) is left out of the message. They are merely junk. Please note: We are also plagued by bulk mailed faxes and e-mailed spam. These are never useful advertising and cost us time (sorting the few real messages from the many bogus ads) and money (in fax supplies). Contacting these people to ask them to stop only makes the problem worse, as it confirms the address they've e-mailed or faxed and they just send more using another number. We're hoping something can be done to stop this as well.