|Received:||11/27/2004 10:27:09 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I strongly disapprove of the proposed amendment of the Telemarking Sales Rule that would allow unsolicited, recorded messages to be delivered by parties with which I may have a prior business relationship. It goes against the spirit of the Do-Not-Call Registry in every conceivable way. In addition, the expense of the government to enforce such a regulation would be so great, that I fear it would not be enforced at all, thus relying on consumers to lodge complains and/or file suit, at a huge cost of time and money to themselves which is unacceptable. If any ammendments are made, they should be in the consumers best interests, to further limit the ability of companies and organizations to make unsolicitied calls to individuals. I also do not support the DMA's petition to change the wording of the TSR’s call abandonment safe harbor provision. This change would again not be in the best interests of the consumer, which must remain the ONLY concern of the FCC. The FCC must work to ensure that consumer interests are protected above corporate interests in ALL DECISIONS. Thank you.