|Received:||11/30/2004 2:54:28 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Please do not allow the exception to the no-calls legislation. Close the loophole - don't open it! Allow people to "opt-in" if they WANT the calls. If the marketing association says that no one will do this, tell them to listen to themselves. We DO NOT WANT the calls. We SHOULD NOT have to contact each individual company to let them know this. We have ALREADY LET THEM KNOW by being on the do-not-call list. Please, oh please, do not cave in on this one! If I have an "established business relationship" with a company, I can call them if I want to buy something. I expect calls relating to my business (e.g. "you need to update your policy because the law has changed." ) but NOT to sell me something. I don't need anyone to tell me what I need to buy. And what is an "established business relationship" anyway? I have gotten calls saying "you bought via telephone from us before" and I have NEVER bought ANYTHING from a telephone sale -- they are saying that to cover themselves. Please continue to protect us from this onslaught. If the FTC and the FCC need to be brought in line, let the FCC change to NOT ALLOW PRERECORDED TELEMARKETING MESSAGES TO CUSTOMERS; do not change the FTC. Everyone I know feels exactly the same way. Please do not allow the telemarketing companies to further abuse us. Thank you.