|Received:||11/27/2004 10:18:51 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I would argue strongly against allowing any sort of telemarketing message to be delivered to names on the Do-Not-Call list. Despite your best intentions, the premise of an "established business relationship" is too vague to act as an guideline. I can easily imagine businesses adopting a policy of "call first, ask later". If they are taken to task for disturbing someone with a pre-recorded message, they can simply feign ignorance that the recepient was not an actual client. Again, please do not allow this loophole to tarnish the effectiveness of the Do-Not-Call list.