|Received:||12/10/2004 10:15:31 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The FTC should be tightening, not easing the telemarketing regulations. We don't want recorded sales messages interupting our dinners and family time. One of the best things that ever happened was the FTC regulations limiting telemarketing. Prior to 2004, my family rarely went through an entire dinner meal without a telemarketing call. The fact that over 58 million phones are registered on the DO NOT CALL list is strong evidence of how the American people feel about telemarketing. If anything, increase the regulations to better and more narrowly define 'established business relationship'. The business should be required to have the prior approval of the customer to contact them for telemarketing purposes. Telemarketing is intrusive and an invasion of our privacy. Remember 58+ MILLION AMERICANS CAN'T BE WRONG!