|Received:||11/28/2004 12:05:31 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Sir, Let me in the strongest terms possible, plead that this rule not be enacted. This will quickly become a safety issue because our (my) phone will quickly be innundated with calls from businesses that claim I have an established business relationship with them. The major problem is buying on the Internet. Unlike patronizing a bricks and mortars shop, an Internet shop requires that I divulge significant, personal, information to conclude the transaction. Because of how the Internet works, I have no choice but to divulge this information. Often, the inclusion of a phone number is so the business can ensure I am who I claim to be on the web site, or to clear up an issue. Allowing this reasonable communication to be subverted for marketing is unreasonable.. I do not believe it is reasonable to allow a transaction in one venuse (Internet web site) to be directly transferable to spam telemarketing calls in another (personal phone). Indeed, most of the telemarketing spam I received prior to the do-not-call list was directly traceable to phone numbers given to businesses that I purchased from on the Internet. Even a quick purchase of a $1 widget can ballon into dozens of calls as suppliers, and suppliers of suppliers, claim a business relationship. Indeed, pruchasing just one item from an Amazon retail store could easily mean a significant fraction of the retail outlets in the world could claim I have a business relationship with them. This is a very bad idea. Please don't do it. Thanks.