|Received:||12/2/2004 4:20:19 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Regarding telemarketers being able to contact consumers via fax is absolutely wrong! If a consumer registered on the National Do Not Call List it is pretty obvious that we also DO NOT want to be faxed either. A fax machine is hooked-up to a telephone jack, the fax machine generally has a handset, as such the fax machine is a telephone by definition. I DO NOT WANT TELEMARKETERS TO FAX OR CALL ME! Is the FTC under pressure or in the pockets of the lobbyists? If this measure is approved there will be an uproar and people will find a way to get the responsible commissioners removed legally and democratically from their positions. I urge the FTC to put an end, once and for all, to the intrusive behavior patterns of telemarketers. As a former general manager of a small firm we had received an average of 200 unsolicited faxes a day. This tied-up the fax machine for the real business needs of that firm. You must understand that the Do Not Call List works. Do not change the intent. If a consumer wants to be invaded - they should and must have a choice. Telemarketers can solicit via postal mail and can have a web link published therein for an opt-in to these faxes. Let the people make the choice! As for me, I am opposed to allowing anyone to fax me anything unsolicited.