|Received:||11/28/2004 1:32:20 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:If this policy is put into effect, the FTC has essentially sold out all of the citizens who have put their faith into the do-not-call registry. The fact that it is even under consideration is disturbing. There are many companies with which i have 'done business.' However that does not mean that I wish to hear from them via a telemarketing phone call. I am a customer to utility companies, department stores, etc. Considering business partnerships and deals, probably any major corporation could find a way to consider me a 'customer' despite the fact that I have never once requested marketing material from them. In fact, I took the proactive step of adding my name to a do-not-call registry because I was told by the FTC that this would indicate that I DO NOT want to receive telemarketing calls. If this passes, it will be a shameful example of corporate greed on the part of the FTC.