|Received:||11/28/2004 2:44:19 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I do not agree with the proposed amendment. The purpose of the Do-Not-Call List was to eliminate unwanted telemarketing as much as possible. To allow such a loophole as this would do much damage to that purpose. In my own experience, I have seen people stretch and distort the spirit of the law as it already stands. For example, I have received at work repeated calls from someone offering to purchase Israeli Bonds from my employer. Her explanation for the legitimacy of this offer - despite our Do-Not-Call status - was that she was not trying to sell us anything. The reason I signed up for the Do-Not-Call List, and the reason I continue to suggest it to others, was to be rid of the torrent of marketing calls I receive each day, at work and at home. I do not care whether the calls are made by a person or a machine, and I do not care whether the caller claims that they have a prior business relationship with me. I do not want to receive telemarketing phone calls. This proposed amendment increases the possibility of receiving such calls. Therefore, I do not want this amendment to pass.