|Received:||6/28/2006 8:12:49 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Business Opportunity Rule, R511993. I am not a marketer of business opportunities as listed in 16 CFR Part 437, Wed. 4/12/2006. However, I do use products marketed in that manner and am considered an Associate of Univera Life Sciences, in order to obtain products at a reduced cost. I am concerned that Proposed Section 437.3(a)(6): References, would subject me to unwanted, unnecessary phone calls and harrassment as a listed purchaser under the proposed rules. The statement on Page 19071: Indeed, many business opportunities are conducted out of the purchaser's home, making them difficult if not impossible, to find, is inaccurate in the extreme in the current internet world. I have found it impossible to keep my physical address out of the public domain due to the internet. Recently I used a completely automated return-of-flawed-goods telephone system and the automated system had my physical address already in their database, though I had never contacted the company in any fashion, nor provided any personally identifiable information on a warranty card, or had contact with an affliated company. It is especially unnerving because I do not have a secured mail drop at my physical address and ALWAYS use my post office box, which I have had for over 9 years. A name, city and state, and phone number is no deterent to people intent on marketing to me and I greatly object to providing that information to anyone without my specific release. Please change this part of your proposed law to protect those of us who are not involved in marketing business opportunities, but are considered purchasers by reason of finding a company of repute that sells products we find useful, helpful and necessary. I appreciate your efforts to stem the abuse in this industry, and support the Commission allowing an opt-out rule as stated at the end of the section, near the bottom of page 19071.