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 Post subject: Urban Legend on the Email Trail
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:39 pm 
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I've received this message from a friend:

JUST A REMINDER....6 days from today, all cell phone numbers are being
released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive calls. YOU
WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS.... To prevent this, call the following
number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL
list. It will only take a minute of your time and will block your number for
five (5) years

If you have a cellphone, I guess this is the time to make sure the telemarketers can't call you on it.

Please pass this on to your friends and relatives.

I did a bit of checking, and found some interesting info at this site: ... ectory.htm

Cell phone numbers can easily be added to the Do Not Call Registry

In any case, the Federal Trade Commission does allow cell phone users to add their numbers to the National Do Not Call Registry — the same one already in force for landlines — either on the Web or by calling 1-888-382-1222.

Contrary to what most variants of the email rumor claim, there is no 31-day, 16-day, or 8-day deadline for adding cell phone numbers to the Do Not Call list — indeed, there is no deadline whatsoever.




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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:47 pm 

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Do I smell a conspiracy? :evil:

Tx for the info Cat.

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