|Received:||7/15/2006 5:13:48 PM|
|Organization:||MELALUCA, AMERIPLAN, 4-E CORP & formerly MARYKAY|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I find the proposed regulations to be objectionable. I have several reasons for this. The most important being the use and release of MY Personal Information to people I do not know. I believe there is already problems with Identity Theft. I personally had for a lack of a better word kook be able to get all of my personal information including social security number via various sites off the world wide web. This person was found and stopped before anything damaging could happen. Another concern is the squashing of free enterprise. I have been and am a veteran of MLM's going back to May 1995. The legitimate MLM's take great care to protect themselves, their products and members by complying with existing legal requirements. They provide and have training and materials for members to use to comply to the regulations. In my personal experience, I am please to say that every MLM I have worked, has taken action and remove or disqualified members after repeated violations of the rules. Furthermore, I personally have had people have sour grapes at a failure to make money in MLM's. The fault was Entirely Their Failure to do anything with the business opportunity or to follow the tried and proven methods of doing the business shown in training seminars, calls, tapes, CD’s, DVD’s and printed materials. There is no regulation that can protect people from their lack of initiative. This is not in my opinion a very well thought out regulation. It needs to die. It is not the answer to the problem of scams and fraud. Those who perpetrate scams and fraud will do not and will not follow the regulation anyway. This regulation opens the door to other possible crimes besides identity theft. My reasoning is as a former spouse of a Chief Trial Deputy Prosecutor; I work extremely hard to keep my personal information private. Threats were made against my ex-husband and his family (me) by some he has prosecuted. I do not want the government telling people in an MLM they have to give out my Personal Information as a requirement of business. It is a violation of my privacy. It takes away control of who has and why they have my Personal Information.