|Received:||11/27/2004 11:47:30 PM|
|Organization:||Private Citizen Concerned About His Rights.|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I, for one, am sick and tired of having to repeat myself to every Tom, Dick, and Harry corporation who thinks it's their right to innundate me with their advertising. Sorry, but Constitutional Freedom of Speech only extends to individuals, not business entities. I signed up for the Federal *and* local Do Not Call registries. I've had to resort to screening my telephone calls with an out going message that *blatantly* informs "Telemarketers, Just Add This Name and Number To Your Do Not Contact List. I'm Not Interested, No Sale." (This doesn't seem to stop them, though, as I still get the predictive dialers and completely automated recordings attacking my machine at all hours of the day and night.) I've registered with the Direct Marketing Association's DNC database. I've had to send hundreds of letters and faxes to companies telling them *personally* to add me to their DNC list, because they're Nth party purchasers of a mailing list a different company sold them BEFORE I could tell them to remove me from their accepting-marketing list and add me to their DNC list instead. (What good does it do to tell one company to add you to their DNC list, if they've already resold your data to another company? Ok, so I've told the first to stop bothering me, but how many OTHER companies have they sold my data to that I have to go through this same hassel with? It's exponential, and it all falls on MY shoulders because THEY resell the list BEFORE anyone can get removed from it!) I've done all these so I would, hopefully, enjoy a little peace and quiet from the tsunami of sewage they produce. To no avail. I'm STILL getting innundated, and now you want to relax what little protections we have? I can only conclude you're either insane, or in collusion with the very people you're supposed to be regulating.