|Received:||1/10/2005 2:37:42 PM|
|Organization:||Wisdom's Garden, LLC.|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:In general do not call laws need to be made more strict, not more lenient. I understand there are times when it benefits a consumer to get calls from a company they deal with. If it's regarding an existing transaction, either product or service, communication should be allowed. Otherwise if a consumer is on the do not call list an explicit opt-in should be required. There is no reason to differentiate between a service or product with an existing company and an unknown company, when the consumer has not expressed an interest in the offering. The purpose of the list is to protect consumers; I am on the list because I don't want to get unsolicited calls. Once calls I don't want are eliminated, whether a call is automated is less important. A person is not required for a reminder of a doctor appointment. If I were to get a solicitation, there better be a way to opt out of future calls during the call itself, person or automated.