|Received:||11/28/2004 3:29:39 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Please don't let telemarketers subject us to any more abuse. I am writing about a proposed 'loophole' that will allow telemarketers to phone people on the Do Not Call list if they have an 'established business relationship'. Subjective language such as that can easily destroy the good the Do Not Call list has done for us. It sounds reasonable but telemarketing doesn't work in a reasonable way. An 'established business relationship' could simply mean they have my phone number on a list. Most importantly, an 'established business relationship' does not define any way un-establish it. That is the point of the Do Not Call list. We get on a list and it's sold and resold. I opt in to one single thing and soon ten businesses could think they have 'established business relationship' with me. By the time I carefully tell each of these ten to remove me, a hundred others now own the list. Please, I want one place to go to make it stop, not hundreds. Don't let them erode the Do Not Call list. Thank you for the wonderful work you do.