|Received:||12/7/2004 8:53:46 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Contrary to what the telemarketing industry thinks, I do no appreciate getting any calls to purchase, join, take a free trip, etc. If I want to participate in any of these types of activities I am perfectly capable of finding resources that will fill my needs. I don't need people randomly calling me products or services. It appears to be backwards thinking to have to opt out of "do not call list". And to use the "pre-existing relationship" with a company is preposterous. All of my gas purchases, grocery purchases, sports equipment, and restaurant purchases, are among a long list that would qualify as a pre-existing relationship. Again, wrong thinking. The FTC’s first concern should be that of the consumers, not the telemarketers. And that concern should make it evident that limiting, or better yet eliminating, telemarketing is the correct call.