|Received:||12/28/2004 4:53:01 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The National Do Not Call list has been an effective tool for consumer advocacy. Companies wishing to establish a loyal base with lasting business relationships should take note. Millions of individuals are saying, 'Do not call me. I will call you.' One cannot imagine a single person on the list complaining to the FTC, 'No one ever calls me.' Then again they might if 'recorded' messages are being left on their answering machines. Please do not amend the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule as proposed in the Federal Register on November 12, 2004. Preferably, at some point in the future, the Federal Communications Commision will need to bring its' reading of the rules in line with the FTC's. At the heart of these proposals is the convinience of telemarketing versus long term customer relations. Current rules do not bar telemarketers or sellers from placing calls to millions of individuals not appearing on the Do Not Call list. The rules do however require businesses to be vigilant of consumers rights. Please maintain this necessary consumer advocacy.