|Received:||12/24/2004 3:56:45 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Dear Sir or Madam: What part of DO NOT CALL does the FTC fail to understand? The purpose of a DO NOT CALL list is to prevent telemarketers from making annoying phone calls. The proposal to create new loopholes for telemarketers, Docket ID RIN 3084-0098, works against that purpose. What is an ESTABLISHED BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP? The fact that I have made a purchase from a business does not mean that I desire annoyance phone calls from that business; in my view the only BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP that should allow a business to call me is one under which I have explicitly requested such calls. Further, in my view recorded messages should be prohibited entirely unless I have specifically requested them. In summation, I am strongly OPPOSED to the Direct Marketing Association's request for a new loophole, and request that instead the FTC work to remove the existing loopholes in the DO NOT CALL system, especially the loopholes for political messages.