|Received:||11/28/2004 12:06:59 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Dear Member of Congress: I strongly urge you to stop the Federal Trade Commission from allowing companies to place prerecorded telemarketing calls. On Nov. 12, the FTC announced a proposed rulemaking (RIN: 3084-0098) which would establish a huge new loophole for telemarketers to evade the National Do Not Call Registry. According to the FTC's new proposed rule -- even if you have signed up for the National Do Not Call Registry -- a company could make prerecorded robo calls to your home if you have an "established business relationship" - meaning that you bought something from a company during the last 18 months, or inquired about their products during the last three months. I ask you to protect the peace and quiet of my home and the homes of millions of other Americans who detest commercial telemarketing calls. Please submit comments to the FTC in opposition to its proposed rule on prerecorded telemarketing calls, and take all other appropriate action to stop the FTC from implementing this proposed rule.