|Received:||11/28/2004 3:06:59 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The proposed modification to the "No Call" list rules would constitute both a violation of it's basic premise and a betrayal of the public trust. Especially if the list data, provided in good faith to PREVENT intrusive phone calls is then used to enable them. "Do Not Call" means exactly what it says. DO NOT CALL! I maintain a phone at my own expense to be able to stay in contact with family, friends and when necessary co-workers and businesses who _I have requested to contact me_. I do not wish to have it turned back into yet another way for commercial endeavors to molest me in my home on the thinnest of excuses. The national do not call list was created for exactly this reason, as a result of public outrage and outcry at the invasive practices of telemarketers and their ilk. This proposed rule change is allowing the nose of the camel back into the tent, and the result can only be a continued erosion of it's protections until they are utterly meaningless. I urge you as strongly as possible not to make these proposed changes.