+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month.

  1. #1
    j15bell's Avatar
    j15bell is offline Keyboard Proficient TwelevePlus
    Benitoite
    j15bell will become famous soon enough
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Shenango Valley PA
    Posts
    4,698

    Default REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month.

    Just received this e-mail and wanted to post it. I registered on the do not call list but can't remember how long ago that was. So here is the info:

    REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month.

    REMINDER.... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales 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. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.
    ***********************
    We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
    ~Joseph Campbell

    There are three kinds of people : Those who can count and those that can't.




  2. #2
    corgipower's Avatar
    corgipower is offline Master Twelever TwelevePlus
    Ruby
    corgipower will become famous soon enough
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    home
    Posts
    2,464

    Default

    From the FTC

    Despite Re-Circulating E-mail, It is Still Not Necessary to Register Cell Phone Numbers

    As the number of phone numbers on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry surpassed 139 million, the Federal Trade Commission today reiterated that despite the claims made in e-mails circulating on the Internet, consumers should not be concerned that their cell phone numbers will be released to telemarketers at any time in the near future. In addition, according to the agency, it is not necessary to register cell phone numbers on the DNC Registry to be protected from most telemarketing calls to cell phones.
    The truth about cell phones and the DNC Registry is:
    • Contrary to the e-mail, cell phone numbers are NOT being released to telemarketers, and you will NOT soon be getting telemarketing calls on your cell phone.
    • There is NO deadline by which you must register your cell phone number on the Registry.
    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations prohibit telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell phone numbers. Automated dialers are standard in the industry, so most telemarketers are barred from calling consumers on their cell phones without their consent.
    • The national associations representing telemarketers have stated that their clients do not intend to start calling consumers’ cell phones.
    • There is only ONE DNC Registry. There is no separate registry for cell phones.
    • The DNC Registry accepts registrations from both cell phones and land lines. You must call from the phone number that you want to register. If you register online, you must respond to a confirmation e-mail.
    • While the telecommunications industry has been discussing the possibility of creating a wireless 411 directory, according to the FCC, even if a wireless 411 directory is established, most telemarketing calls to cell phones would still be illegal, regardless of whether the number is listed on the federal government’s National Do Not Call Registry.
    Also - snopes.com: Cell Phone Numbers Given to Telemarketers

    Learn about this threat to your pets! Stop Animal Rights ~ Legislative Alerts
    dog training
    My Dog Votes!
    Corgi - Free to a good home. Trained, bad hips, bad shoulders, can no longer do anything he was taught. Allergic to everything. Hates everything. Very mean little dog.

  3. #3
    j15bell's Avatar
    j15bell is offline Keyboard Proficient TwelevePlus
    Benitoite
    j15bell will become famous soon enough
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Shenango Valley PA
    Posts
    4,698

    Default

    I did get this from a friend. Apparently he thinks it is real too. Thanks corgi.
    ***********************
    We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
    ~Joseph Campbell

    There are three kinds of people : Those who can count and those that can't.




  4. #4
    corgipower's Avatar
    corgipower is offline Master Twelever TwelevePlus
    Ruby
    corgipower will become famous soon enough
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    home
    Posts
    2,464

    Default

    I was worried the first time I saw it. By now, I've seen it probably a dozen times or so.

    Happy to help!

    Learn about this threat to your pets! Stop Animal Rights ~ Legislative Alerts
    dog training
    My Dog Votes!
    Corgi - Free to a good home. Trained, bad hips, bad shoulders, can no longer do anything he was taught. Allergic to everything. Hates everything. Very mean little dog.

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts