|Received:||12/21/2004 10:12:04 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:As with the vast majority of consumers who fill out this form, I do NOT want ANY telemarketing calls for home, business or cell phones that are either owned or operated by me or my immediate family. All of the above are utilized for my personal and professional needs. The proposed amendments to the current FTC ruling are immaterial. IF they were not, then what purpose do the following legislations serve? 1) Public Law 104-208, 110 Stat. 3009, otherwise known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and 2) Title 15 of the US Code, Section 1601, part VIII, Debt Collection Practices. To enlighten he or she whom, I trust, will read this. These documents, in fact, do address telemarketing calls regardless of their nature. Despite the frustration that a large majority of consumers have with the actual enforcement of the above FEDERAL legislations, why on earth would consumers waste extra fees of their money by having their personal and business phone numbers unlisted AND unpublished to find that the legislation is really worth less? Please, FTC, pull the telemarketers out of your back pockets and listen to the constituents who pay your salaries with their tax dollars as opposed to lobbying dollars.