|Received:||11/27/2004 6:22:05 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The entire reason that the do not call list was born was to protect consumer's privacy from overly-aggressive marketers. All-in-all it's been a phenominal success, as I've only received a handful of calls since the list's inception. Why then, the idiotic notion to open the do not call list to unsolicited calls? Isn't this like making exceptions to someone else's Do Not Trespass sign? People on the list have made it a point to say -- I don't want the calls, have never wanted the calls, and will NEVER purchase ANYTHING that is marketed to me in this fashion. -- We know what the do not call list is supposed to be for ... why don't you? Rather than look at the do not call list as a list of lost opportunities, businesses should look at this list as a group of people who will never want their products, no matter how forcefully they try to sell them to us. The government's responsibility should be to help businesses understand this fact; not abandon the very people they supposedly represent and protect.