|Received:||12/8/2006 9:20:33 AM|
|Commenter:||D. L. Hetsko|
|Subject:||Telemarketing Sales Rule|
|Title:||Request for Public Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I STRONGLY object to ANY unsolicited calls I receive after registering for the National Do Not Call List. You would do companies, charitable organizations and political organizations a favor by not allowing them to make such calls. The reason is that I am unlikely to EVER to business with a company that calls me uninvited, vote for a politician who solicits my vote with such a call or contribute to any organization that calls me uninvited when it is SO clear that I do not wish to be disturbed. My feelings on this go beyond the fact that I am a nurse and may be sleeping during the daytime. I must disconnect my phone to sleep. I know many friends who share my sentiments. Abandoned calls actually adversely affect my roommates health as he gets enraged by the many that occur for him every single day. In addition, collection agencies should be limited as to how long after a phone number is given out they can call such a number and there should be a registry to inform all such organizations that the person they are calling is no longer there. I get calls for the same person YEARS after I got this phone number. In fact, more than I get for myself during some periods of time. I see such calls as "trespassing" and rude behavior. It should be prohibited in all the above cases, with a one year limit on debt collecting calls. Companies should, instead, have to get current addresses and phone numbers annually from their customers and verify them by mail. Subjecting uninvolved citizens to such collection calls for YEARS after the number is given out is unacceptable. Failing this, when they are informed that the number is no longer used by that person it should be submitted to a "do not call" list of its own which creditors/collection agencies should check every three months and be penalized if they call a nuber on the list, just like any do not call number. Thank you.