I received this email, again, about the cell phone do not call list and thought I would post it so that you would have the facts about this popular hoax!
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Read, do, and pass it on.
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 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.
HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON .. It takes about 20 seconds.
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At one point there was talk of establishing a “opt in only” 411 directory of cell phones that never gained momentum.
Someone decided to circulate an email that unless you register your cell phone with the National Do Not Call Registry it would be included in the directory and sold to telemarketers.
This information is a hoax; you do not need to register your cell phone.
Here is the FTC’s article on the topic: