|Received:||12/1/2004 6:59:31 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I pay for my phone service, and it should not be considered a resource by ANY organization for ANY purpose. Governmental sanctionig of ANY kind of abuse of a privately-paid-for service by unsolicited means is WRONG. There is no reason to believe that telemarketing firms would not take overwhelming and illegal advantage of any proposed loophole opened in the existing No-Call Registry. To expect them to adhere to provisions limiting solicitations only to customers with whom they have an established business relationship is naive in the extreme. At best, a loosening of existing sanctions would allow firms to harrass anybody who had ever done business with them in the name of repeat business. At worst, it would put us right back where we were before the No-Call Registry was implemented. Do you really believe that a self-policing policy is wise for an industry that thrives on deceit and exaggeration? I, for one, relish the peace that the No-Call Registry has provided my dinner hour. ANY loosening of existing provisions constitutes a betrayal of the American people by the Federal Trade Commision.