|Received:||11/27/2004 8:14:16 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:If the business really has an "established business relationship" with me, then they already have not only my telephone number but my home address and probably me email address too. They ALREADY can contact me, but up till now have NEVER done any sort of telemarketing to me, even before the CAN-SPAM act. Why would they start now? Is it something that they - my business relationships - really want? If they are so brain-dead as to want to interrupt my dinner with a prerecorded sales message, they will discover that they are likely to terminate that business relationship. I seriously doubt any businesses that I have relationships with will want to risk that. Over the years, I've received thousands of spam emails that claim that I've authorized them to contact me. They have ALL been lies. I've no doubt that if this proposal is enacted, honest businesses will be unlikely to call me, but lowlife telemarketers will again be interrupting my dinner, claiming some sort of mysterious business relationship. So who is the beneficiary? Telemarketers, of course. And who is behind this proposal? Telemarketers, of course. For shame.