|Received:||11/30/2004 11:40:22 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Under no circumstances will I permit unsolicited phone calls, not even those with whom I have done business in the past. A condition of doing business with me is to verify my phone number is removed from all calling lists. The only acceptable alternative to the current environment is to require opt-in signature cards that are transmitted via the postal mail system, prior to any calls being made by the phone spammers. Perhaps postal mail spam could be used by the wanna-be phone spammers to solicit those signature cards. Those folks who have listed there phone numbers on The National Do Not Call Registry did so for very specific reasons under government promises regarding the Registry's regulation. To change those regulations after the numbers have been registered is a morally criminal act. To alter those regulations to satisfy another group's greedy demands is also morally criminal. I insist on my right to privacy, to not be bothered except by my express invitation. The National Do Not Call Registry has provided a phenomonal privacy to me, with maybe 5 exceptions since its inception and I shall act with all the force I am capable of to maintain that privacy.