|Received:||12/7/2006 12:57:20 AM|
|Subject:||Telemarketing Sales Rule|
|Title:||Request for Public Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:RE: TSR Prerecorded Call Prohibition and Call Abandonment Standard Modification – Project No. R411001 To the Commission: I am writing to let the FTC know that I object to all unwanted telemarketing calls made to my home. I work shift work and as such, I am usually sleeping during the day when telemarketers call with recorded messages. I work in a dangerous occupation where safety is paramount. When I am awakened several times each day by telemarketers I don't get enough sleep to do my job safely. I can not disconnect my phone or turn it off because I need to reachable by elderly family members with medical problems in case of an emergency. My phone is for my use not for the use of telemarketers. Please do not give them the right to invade my privacy with recordings I am especially disturbed by recorded sales messages. When I get a human being, I can at least ask them to put me on their do not call list, and I usually don't hear from them again. But one carpet cleaning company calls me at least once a month even though I am no the do not call list and it is always a recording. I am powerless to interact with a recording. Even when I hang up the phone when first hearing the message, the recording sometimes continues, and occasionally calls me right back to finish the message. If a company calls me with a recorded message based on a claimed business relationship, I have no way of telling the company not to call me again. I believe the FTC should outlaw all prerecorded messages unless I give my written consent for such calls. This includes recorded messages left on my answering machine.