|Received:||11/27/2004 10:51:44 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I think current policies are adequate to ensure that business needs are metered with customer privacy and convience. Even if a company has an established business relationship, there is little need for them to automate sales messages to the consumer. There are plently of other access methods, postal and e-mail that allow marketing to the consumer. Lessening these rules will only encourage certain companies to take advantage of this and annoy us the end consumer. In addition, the suggestion that the abandonment rate to be lessened for organizations to such a broad "30-day" category makes no sense at all. Certain organization will simply ensure that this average is met by calling less on a campaign and stacking up large abandon rates into particular times. The existing per day per campaign rule provides protection to the consumer to keep those without the best intentions of the customer in mind in line. I encourage the FTC at this time not to change the existing rules in the manner they are proposing.