|Received:||5/27/2006 8:31:21 PM|
|Organization:||Tal Lewis Incorporated|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:It appears it is the intent of the Government Agencies to put the burden of Fraud and ID Theft control on the backs of the American People without allowing them the tolls that they need to do the job. Merchant access to DMV or DOJ records (i.e. Finger prints & pictures) would help prevent Fraud and Stop ID theft in it's tracks. Business & Government policies that allow non-property owners to set up telephones and utilities over the phone enable the thieves and make each and every one of us a potential victim. The Social Security Administration won't even notify Citizens that someone has used their number to file a Tax Return. They put the money they receive from improperly submitted returns into a suspense account then use the excuse that it is too costly to contact the victims. We should all be asking our representatives, where is all that money and can it be accounted for? In my opinion the FTC seems to be spending too much time making new rules and not enough time enforcing the old ones, not to mention that they don't seem to give enough time to properly evaluate the impact of proposed rules. I think a little more due diligence on the FTC's part would be in order. People need to remember the United States is supposed to be a Democracy, and when it becomes obvious that the Rules are not being made by the majority but by some small special interest groups the people need to stand up and demand to be counted as a United States Citizen with an equal right and an equal vote no matter how much money is in our pocket. Finally, seeing only 3 comments on line to this topic suggests that the group that will be affected by it the most either doesn't know about it or doesn't understand it. Sorry I have to disagree with the person who has inferred that our people are smarter then what they actually appear to be.