|Received:||12/5/2004 5:07:51 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Sir or Madam, I've read about this proposed rule change with great fear. The Do-Not-Call List has been a rousing success, cutting off the deluge of unwanted telemarketing calls. However, this rule change could open the flood gates to a new form of telemarketing - prerecorded calls. The definition of a pre-existing business relationship is vague; I could receive these prerecorded calls from a company that I only spend $5 with per year. The opt out mechanism within the rule change would put an incredible burden on the consumer to contact each company individually in order to stop these calls. If even 1/10 of the companies that I do business with were to pester me with prerecorded calls, that could mean I would have to spend hours on the phone trying to opt out. So, for the sake of the continued success of the Do-Not-Call list, I most strongly urge you to reject the proposed rule changes.