|Received:||12/6/2004 1:45:47 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 opposed to relaxing the rules as proposed allowing pre-recorded calls from telemarketers. The concept of an "established business relationship" can be stretched by businesses using deceptive practices or inserting a consumer's agreement to same in some fine print on a form such as a receipt. If a business wants to pitch a product to a customer, then the customer should affirmatively opt in to receive telemarketing calls. I do not want the burden of having to opt out of receiving annoying advertising from each and every entity that wants to sell me something.