|Received:||12/5/2004 1:54:57 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I do not want any changes to the existing Telemarketing Sales Rules. In particular, I am strongly opposed to the proposed ammendment to create an additional call abandonment safe harbor to allow telemarketing calls that deliver a prerecorded message to consumers with whom the seller on whose behalf the calls are made has an established business relationship. In addition, I am strongly opposed to the petition submitted by the Direct Marketing Association to amend the TSR’s call abandonment safe harbor provision that currently requires use of "technology that ensures abandonment of no more than three (3) percent of all calls answered by a person, "measured per day per calling campaign" substituting the phrase "measured over a 30-day period." Furthermore, I would hope that one day all unsolitcited telemarketing would be banned, even to a business customer, unless that customer "opts in."