|Received:||11/28/2004 9:35:46 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 go down this road; it will make the folks involved look pretty bad when Congress has to step in and correct the mistakes the FTC makes. Allowing calls to be made would clearly be a violation of the spirit of the Do Not Call initiative. If I am interested in any product; I will seek it out. If a company has a good enough offer to consider; they should be good with sending it through the mail system - yes; it costs them a few cents more, but if the offer is good; customers will respond. Many of these seemingly legit telemarketers are far from it in my book; one is a group looking for contributions for the families of fallen police and firefighters; which in the past I had been happy to support. I found out that less than 20% of what they collected went to the cause - the rest was for telemarketing expenses (profit for that company). And this ruling would only encourage such activity.