|Received:||11/29/2004 5:15:57 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I have read the proposed changes in the regulation regarding telemarketing. I oppose the first two changes; the third change, about the 30-day time period, I do not oppose. I am in favor of regulations that allow a person to say, in essence, do not call me ever, even if I have done business with you before. Homeowners and apartment renters can post signs saying *no solititation* door-to-door. The same *no solititation* option should be available for persons who do not want to be telephoned. The proposed changes in regulations do not address this issue adequately, but only seek to make the unwanted phone calls less onerous rather than prevented. I therefore oppose the first two proposed changes in the regulations regarding telemarketing. The third proposed change concerns the time period. I understand the nature of statistical fluctuation, so it seems that a longer time period is not out of order. I would, however, want the regulations to be VERY stingent concerning what happens when the telemarketing company ever falls outside the stated parameters for that 30-day period. Sincerely, David Tukey, Ph.D.