|Received:||11/29/2004 3:23:13 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:If the FTC does not wish to be considered a lackey of the Direct Marketing Association, they will deny this petition. I do not wish to receive any unsolicited telephone calls of any nature, for which reason I pay extra to have an unlisted telephone number, and have to pay still more extra to pay for a call blocking service from the telephone company. What happened to the alleged "Do Not Call List" that was supposedly passed some time ago? Did it ever get put into effect, or did somebody get paid off to not implement it? There are supposedly measures being considered to eliminate the promulgation of email direct marketing, so I suppose the Direct Marketing Association is now trying to push through measures such as this to enable them to substitute direct telephone marketing instead. Not only should this practice contemplated in this NPRM of changing the current regulation not be allowed, there should be heavier penalties imposed for violation of the current restrictions.