|Received:||11/27/2004 6:48:22 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This is an awful proposal for change; it would defang the Do Not Call list as a protective tool for consumers, and would open a gaping loophole for a wide range of telemarketing firms to resume making calls to people who do not want them. The clause requiring an "established business relationship" provides very little real-world protection, as it is often abused by telemarketers with no recourse available to the consumer.