|Received:||11/27/2004 10:30:07 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I would like to comment on the proposed changes to the FTC Do Not Call Registry. I am adamantly opposed to the new request by the Direct Marketing Group to create a loophole in this law to benefit themselves. Millions of people around the country would not have signed up to be on this Registry if they wanted any un-solicited marketing calls whether by a real person or a pre-recorded message. We do not want calls from businesses we have not actively contacted for business purposes. It does not matter if it is a live person or an electronic voice. We do not want to have them call us. How much clearer can we be? And this brings up the matter of the opt-in opt-out farce. We should not have to waste our time and stamps to search out the opt-out address to send a hand-written note to opt-out of the company's solicitation list. If a person really wants to have contact from these company's or have their names and addresses sold to business partners, the person should be the one to request or opt-in to this service. The procedure should not start out with us on the calling lists and requiring us to do the hard work of getting off it. It should be just the opposite. We will tell the companies if we want to be on the lists not vice versa. Our privacy is our right and we should have the option of giving up that right if we so chose, not have it taken away and requiring us to claim it again.