Business Opportunity Rule
While I appreciate your efforts to protect the interests of those entering into any business relationship regarding direct selling businesses, I must however, respond to two of the proposed rulings. Proposed Ruling requiring a list of "references"--the names, addresses, and phone numbers of 10 other Independent Business Owners in the area--seven days before the prospect registers. The idea of providing personal information on other IBO's is a direct violation of privacy as well as a sublte form of punishment for the potential sponsor as this information would open the door for the prospect to "pick and choose" a sponsor other than the initial contact person. Prospects would have to wait seven days after receiving disclosures before they could register. In all honesty, if I had to wait 7 days before I could register, I would not have joined the Quixtar business as it should not take someone that long to make a decision. What I most appreciate about the Quixtar business is that if a person decides not to continue to be involved, the registration fee is returned. As a result of that, this proposed rule is unnecessary. I appreciate the FTC taking the time to consider the pro's and con's of the proposed rules.