|Received:||11/28/2004 8:32:39 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I already receive 3-4 unsolicited faxes, and 2-3 unsolicited recorded telephone solicitations per day. I have no prior business relationship with any of these individuals or organizations. I am not on the National Do Not Call List, but, since I see it is working for others, I intend to sign up. I fear that during the initial 90 day period I will be inundated with even more spam faxes and recorded sales pitches from the spam kings of the DMA, and further, that this "prior contact" will be cited as a "previous business relationship" in order to exploit the loophole you propose to create for the DMA member weasels. The DNC list was an idea whose implementation was long overdue. This blatant DMA attempt to sidestep its prohibitions is proof of its effectiveness. I don't care if the economy grinds to shuddering halt as the DMA suggests it will, DO NOT GUT THE LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE OF THE NATIONAL DO NOT CALL LIST. You have a duty to protect the public from the egregious violation of our privacy rights by the DMA and its membership. Do not fail us.