|Received:||12/5/2004 7:27:31 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am angry to hear that once again direct marketing organizations are intent on trying to get around the "Do Not Call" list. I understand that the FCC rules allow prerecorded phone calls to be made to anyone who has a prior relationship with the calling business, and that the FTC is considering changing its rules to conform with the FCC's more lenient regulations. First of all, this concept of what constitutes a "pre-existing relationship" is too loosely interpreted. The fact that I have at some point done business with some company does not mean that I am their friend and want to hear from them and their prerecorded sales phone calls! Don't these people realize that these calls are annoying, and will only serve to make me feel less inclined to want to have any future business dealings with them? With all the onslaughts that todays consumer's are facing from junk mail and electronic spam, the "do not call" listing was a welcome relief from at least some of the junk that has become too much a part of modern life. Don't undo the good that has been done with this regulation. It is time to change the FCC's rules to make them conform to the FTC's rules, and close this loophole forever.