|Received:||4/19/2004 10:26:43 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
If an email is truly forwarded to a friend, from a friend, those should not fall within the Act. People like to tell people about good deals when they see one or pass on information when they feel it would be beneficial. Don't stop this. I would like to see it illegal to send an email using the receipents name as the sender; this is used a lot for sending porn now. I know I didn't send the email to myself!! A continuing business relationship should encompass an ongoing relationship and the business should be allowed to send any account information or sales literiture it deems appropriate and depending on the type of account the customer has with the business entity. If the consumer doesn't wish to recieve sales information, then they can opt-out using the internal DNC list and then only receive notices of importance regarding the account in question. I may have a checking account with a bank and they should be able to send me information regarding other products and services they feel I may be interested in regardless of any other situation. I can opt out of the marketing if I don't want to get it and then they should be restricted to sending me statements and or change in terms notices as applicable.