|Received:||12/19/2004 11:22:17 PM|
|Commenter:||C. Patrick Ervin|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Comment on: The Commission invites interested persons to submit comments on a proposed amendment of the Telemarketing Sales Rule to create an additional call abandonment safe harbor to allow telemarketing calls that deliver a prerecorded message to consumers with whom the seller on whose behalf the calls are made has an established business relationship. This is a significant dilution of the rule in contrary to its intent. It should not be approved. Further, "opt out" is copout. Only an "opt in" provision should ever be enacted.