|Received:||12/14/2004 7:38:10 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Since signing up for the Do Not Call list, I have noticed a definite reduction in the number of unwanted telemarketing calls. In my mind, the existing rules have been a success. I am opposed to the proposed amendments because with today's complicated corporate structures and partnerships, the notion of "established business relationship" would render the Do Not Call list meaningless. The end result would be a return to the environment that existed before the Do Not Call list took effect. The use of automated telemarketing systems is intended to make the telemarketing process more efficient, and I do not see how this will benefit me as a consumer. I am simply not interested in receiving any unsolicited sales pitches by telephone. The use of automated systems will make it more difficult to opt out of these solicitations.