|Received:||6/16/2006 4:27:39 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:To Whom It May Concern; It has been brought to my attention by the company for which I am an independent contractor that you are contemplating making two new regulations regarding direct sales businesses. While our company adheres to all FTC regulations there is one that is up for a vote that I think should not be there. I am in agreement with the 7 day waiting period so that the consumer could have actual documentation to look over; however, what I am not in agreement with is asking for the ten references. I do understand what the FTC is trying to achieve by doing this, but from a consultant stand point it's very inconvenient. I am going to have to come up with 10 people's names and phone numbers and give them to total strangers. It's one thing when I give someone my number but to have other consultants that I may or may not know giving out my phone number just because I am close in the area is unacceptable to me, that's why I don't have a published number. You also don't know who is getting your phone number and what they can do with just having your phone number. So I urge you to please reconsider this regulation. And also keep in mind the incovenience of being called by several people daily that you have no idea who they are, it's as bad as telemarketing. Thank you for your consideration.