|Received:||11/27/2004 7:35:51 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Per the Chicago Sun-Times: Hile said companies would be allowed to send the messages only to their existing customers or those with which they already have business relationships. If they object to the calls, they would have to opt out of receiving further calls, he said. Hile added that companies using the method to contact customers would also have to clearly identify themselves in their messages. I am totally opposed to this change. By signing up with the do not call registry, I have opted out of receiving telemarketing calls. That was the purpose of the registry. Your proposal will essentially usurp my stated wishes and hand my telephone back to telemarketers by allowing them to set the rules for how I may opt-out of receiving calls. Having failed in court to cancel the do-not call list legislation, this appears to be an FTC endorsed end run by the telemarketing community to achieve the same end. The Do-not-call legislation already contains exemptions for certain uses. No further opening of the list is needed or wanted .Do not call means do not call.