|Received:||11/28/2004 2:18:34 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I can't help but wonder which part of "Do Not Call" was unclear to those who drafted this ammendment. If I'm on the list (and I am), then I don't want to be called unless I've contacted them first. (for instance, set up a dentist appointment - I do like the appointment reminder) That doesn't mean I want the sleasy-pseudo-nonprofits (the "sherriff's association" springs rapidly to mind) calling me. It doesn't mean I want to give businesses larger loopholes to call me. And it certainly doesn't mean I want to do anything that might even remotely let more stupid computers dial me to sell me crap. Those computers place too much burden to get on that group's "Okay Really Don't Call For At Least 1 Month" list on the consumer, aka me. I sincerly hope this change is reconsidered and that the FTC remembers that as a government entity, it exists to serve the PEOPLE of this country, not the CORPORATIONS or TELEMARKETERS of this country. "Creating Jobs" for 0.001% of the population (by allowing phonespam) does not justify inconviencing the other 99.999% of the population either.