|Received:||11/27/2004 7:14:48 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:You *do* realize that the telemarketing companies--which seem to attract a good proportion of ethics-challenged individuals--are anxiously waiting for you to add some clause pertaining to "an established business relationship" so that they can abuse it, right? For instance (and this is a very obvious example which you've hopefully already thought of, but what about the countless ways the system could be abused that you *haven't* thought of): They sold Product X to someone at this phone number 10 years ago, so that's an "establshed business relationship", right? Wrong, wrong, wrong. Seriously, and you all should know this: if you give them an inch, they will take a mile, and we'll be back in the same boat we were in 2 years ago or so, when America's phones were ringing off the hooks with unwanted phone calls. Is your memory *really* so short, or are their lobbyists just offering some fat incentives to let them get their feet back in the door? Americans want you to vote NO on this. They do NOT want you to weaken the miniscule protections that the do-not-call list is already providing--if anything, they want those protections greatly strengthened.