|Received:||11/27/2004 5:48:58 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Do Not Call should mean DO NOT CALL EVER! I don't want to be interupted by recorded messages that I have no intention of ever responding to. Ridiculous that this is even considered. My time is extremely valuable, and I don't want it wasted by automated marketing drones. For a consumers point of view what does an established business relationship mean? Visiting a website? Walking in to a store? Sending a email? The point is most consumers will not know how to avoid establishing relationships, and worse will not know how to get out of them. The big trouble with tele-marketers is the consumers only recourse is to hangup. It is difficult for us to effectively remove ourselves from the lists. Beyond that the burden of tracking down and reporting abuses is on the consumer. Most do not know who to contact when an abuse takes place. Or because of the inherent complexity of the laws and regulations governing this activity, most do not even know if an abuse occurs.