|Received:||12/7/2006 11:14:38 PM|
|Subject:||Telemarketing Sales Rule|
|Title:||Request for Public Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:As a consumer I feel helpless and annoyed by telemarketers and pre-recorded messages left on my voicemail. There should be more privacy rights for the consumer. After I commute for 3-hours and work long12- hours shifts, the least I want to do is pick-up the phone to argue with someone not to call me. I added my home phone number to the "do not call registry" and it has not helped. The telemarketers have the audacity to tell me they cannot refuse or cannot stop calling me. The FTC should protect the consumers from prerecorded messages and abandoned calls. It should prohibit prerecorded telemarketing calls and they should be considered abusive to privacy rights. A consumer has a right to privacy if they are paying their phone bill. There should be zero tolerance to unsolicited calls, including abandoned sales calls, resulting in the annoying dead air calls. Threatening the companies that a consumer will file a complaint with the FTC has not protected the privacy rights of the consumers.