|Received:||11/27/2004 8:36:06 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:As a consumer my position on the Do Not Call list is just that, plain and simple. If I sign up for it, that means I do not want calls from telemarketers, survays, etc, etc. If I don't want to talk to a person, what makes anyone think I would want to listen to a tape recording or computer? Everything seems to be set up on an Opt Out basis. This to me is silly. Why is it that someone else determines that I want something until I tell them that I don't. I don't think anyone wants to have others speak on their behalf. If you are going to change anything you should have an Opt In list. Offer a database that people can sign up for if they wish to be called. Advertise the list to consumers so that they can sign up for 6 months or a year at a time for free and then lease out the list to companies that want to telemarket. This way the list has people on it that want to be called and the companies don't have to worry about fines and proceedings against them for calling someone that doesn't want to be called. The leasing of the list would pay for the maintanance and upkeep of the list. This to me makes more sense then constantly making changes and going through the courts to force things on people that don't want it in the first place.