|Received:||11/28/2004 9:59:12 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am strongly opposed to any additional loopholes for calls being added to the Do Not Call list, and find it alarming that such changes are being considered. The list already does not go far enough, allowing unwanted political and charity calls, and allowing prerecorded message calls is a step in the wrong direction. The "pre-existing business relationship" criteria used to limit who can send these calls is vague and will most likely be stretched to absurd limits. If this exception absolutely must be added, please define explicitly what constitutes a business relationship to prevent abuse of this fairly broad and vague condition. I urge you to not water down the existing do not call list by adding exceptions of any sort. The list is a huge step forward and a fine example of the government listening to the public and coming up with a solution-- but watering it down will only make it into another great idea crushed to death by tiny ongoing changes from a comittee.