|Received:||11/28/2004 9:14:13 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:To Whom it May Concern: I would like to speak against the proposed amendment. In my opinion, this is EXACTLY the type of telemarketing I do not wish to receive. The original intent of the "Do-Not-Call Registry" was to give consumers a way to opt-out of telemarketing, placing the burden on the individual consumers to get themselves on the list. Those of us who have gone through the trouble of adding all of our phone numbers to the list, do not wish to receive any type of telemarketing phone call from someone who supposedly has a pre-existing business relationship with us (the definition of a pre-existing business relationship needs to be revisited as well, as it has no teeth, but that is for another time). Please do not ratify this amendment. This is bad for consumers and merely makes the Do-Not-Call registry useless. Until the FTC can come up with a better way to police the "established business relationship" problem.