|Received:||11/27/2004 8:24:54 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am totally opposed to relaxing rules to allow telemarketers access to my phone under any circumstances. That will only open the door for abuses and exploitation of consumer's phone lines and message machines. Marketing companies are very clever at finding one's phone number somewhere in their files (some companies are owned by other companies and they will share the lists claiming a business association). My phone number should be my own and not avaialbe for anyone to use for marketing unless I want that to happen. I agree with the opt-in requirement in principal, except that most companies have found a way around that by making opt-in a prerequesite for completing a transaction with them. Things are fine the way they are now with the no call list. Since the no call list went into effect, we have had very few calls interrupting our dinner hour or other times in our home. As a principle, we make it a policy not to do business with anyone who calls us or send any type of spam to our home. Thank you.