|Received:||11/30/2004 10:22:36 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Regarding the above changes to the Telemarketing Sales Rule I would like to say that neither seems to protect the consumer and consumer privacy. I happen to have a disability (broken back and spinal cord injury) and it is a huge effort for me to get to the phone, which I sometimes forget to carry with me. When I know that I am not getting telemarketing calls, I make the effort to get to the phone. Nothing irritates me more than making that effort and finding a telemarketer or telemarketing message on the other end of the line. I have no idea what companies consider an established business relationship, but know that telemarketing calls were not part of what I want that relationship to be. As for the second change, I know that there is no way the Direct Marketing Association would be seeking the change to 30 days unless it allows them to make more calls, so I oppose that change also. I implore you to not allow chages that will be enabling Direct Marketing operations to deliver telemarketing calls to no one that I know appreciates receiving. Thank you.