16 CFR Part 316; CAN-SPAM Rule: Rule Review; Request for Public Comments; Project No. R711010 #00066

Submission Number:
00066
Commenter:
Thomas Barth
Organization:
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 316; CAN-SPAM Rule: Rule Review; Request for Public Comments; Project No. R711010
The law is pretty much useless and never did work. Time to start over. Allow class action suites to prevail. Very few "opt out" attempts have ever worked and usually, only serve to guarantee the receipt of more spam. I am very concerned by the targeting of seniors. It is very hard to tell my aging parents that some email can harm them and you can't just open everything that comes into your in-box. These people care nothing about what they send so how does the law protect you? Legitimate companies play so fast and loose with the rules that if I even purchased something from them five years ago, they feel they can still contact me. An Infiniti dealer in Arizona (I live in Oregon) still contacts me to let me know they want my trade-in (which I traded three years ago) or has special deals for me. I have told them to stop contacting me and that I am not going to travel 2,200 miles to "make a deal" but the letters keep coming. Thanks.