|Received:||12/19/2004 1:35:56 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am utterly opposed to this change. When I registered for the Do Not Call list, that is exactly what I meant. I DO NOT WANT TO BE CALLED. I even hate the fact that polical candidates can call me. Even if I do business with a company, I do not want to receive sales calls from them. Or I may stop doing business with them. I do not want my bank or a department store or my insurance company calling me to ask me to buy something. Actually, I feel we need an Opt IN rule, instead of my having to Opt Out from all of these companies that seem to think that I pay for my telephone and my internet service and my mailing address to provide them a place to market to me. If I want something, I will go get it. I don't want anyone to call me! If we have to have compliance between the FCC and the FTC, then then let the FCC change THEIR rules and make them more stringent. This is not doing consumers any favors. And the idiot who said people like getting messages is totally wrong. I do NOT like getting messages. I do NOT like having autosales calls filling up my voice mail and recorder tape. If I have an existing relationship with a company their sales calls are STILL ANNOYING. I do NOT like having to contact hundreds of companies to tell them that I do not want to get any advertising calls or email or printed materials from them. I do NOT like having to tell my bank and my insurance company that I do NOT want them to sell my private information to people trying to sell me services I don't need and don't want. If I want a service or a product, I know where to find it. I do NOT want to rules for Do Not Call for direct marketing loosened. If anything, I think we should make them stronger. So, please, do consumers a favor and do NOT make this change. Thank you very much for your consideration.