|Received:||11/28/2004 12:28:28 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This proposed amendment would be a huge blow to the do not call list. With the prerecorded nuisance telemarketing, getting removed, even when the telemarketer is calling in violation of the law, is excessively difficult, and puts the ENTIRE burden on the consumer being harrassed. I have yet to hear a single one of these calls that do anything more than provide a number to call to be removed, always AFTER the entire marketing message has played. Often this number isn't even a toll free call, and quite often the connection conveniently gets dropped before the number is finished. There are exceptions in place already for existing business relationships and telemarketing. Legit businesses are having no difficulties with the law. This proposed amendment would only benefit those seeking to undermine the law and further harrass consumers with unwanted nuisance calls. The FTC should kill this proposal quickly. The people have spoken overwhelmingly that we're sick and tired of being bothered by telemarketers, don't try to undermine the do not call list that Congress passed in response to that outrage.