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juhde
08-10-2011, 07:43 AM
Add you're mobile and home phone numbers to the national do not call list!

Call the following number: 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 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.

http://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx

Edited to remove the stupid part, no mobile numbers are going to be publicized. But I didn't know about this number so I wanted to pass it along. Even if the original premise was a scare tactic, the end result is a good thing.
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MutantCheese
08-10-2011, 07:50 AM
can't you just list up to 3 numbers here? https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx

HarleyDude
08-10-2011, 07:52 AM
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.

HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON .. It takes about 20 seconds.

http://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx

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Where did you get your info, as this has been a rumor that's been recirculated since 2004

snopes.com: Cell Phone Numbers Given to Telemarketers (http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp)
Do Not Call - Mobile Phones Going Public Hoax (http://www.hoax-slayer.com/do-not-call-register.shtml)
Cell Phone Numbers Going Public? - Do Not Call List - Urban Legends (http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/business/a/cell_directory.htm)

juhde
08-10-2011, 08:12 AM
All I know is the number and website are legitimate government do not call lists, it can't hurt to sign up; it literally takes about a minute.

As far as the numbers going public I can't speak to the credibility of that.

Just thought I'd share. :-)

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HarleyDude
08-10-2011, 08:17 AM
All I know is the number and website are legitimate government do not call lists, it can't hurt to sign up; it literally takes about a minute.

As far as the numbers going public I can't speak to the credibility of that.

Just thought I'd share. :-)

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Yes, the gov't site is real, and it doesn't hurt to register (all my numbers have been for years). Even more important, when you do get a spam call on a registered phone (cell or landline), go back to the site and fill out a complaint form. Only takes a couple minutes, and helps curtail the spam calls. In addition, if you're lucky enough, the gov't will surprise you with a check, your cut of the fine the phone spammer gets. I've gotten a couple, one for $45 and another for $30 something

Seamore5
08-10-2011, 09:16 AM
Thanks for the information i forgot all about this :smile:

gbrinn
08-10-2011, 09:26 AM
Where did you get your info, as this has been a rumor that's been recirculated since 2004

snopes.com: Cell Phone Numbers Given to Telemarketers (http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp)
Do Not Call - Mobile Phones Going Public Hoax (http://www.hoax-slayer.com/do-not-call-register.shtml)
Cell Phone Numbers Going Public? - Do Not Call List - Urban Legends (http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/business/a/cell_directory.htm)

I was about to post the Snopes link , myself. I've been seeing this in email form for ages.

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juhde
08-10-2011, 09:36 AM
Thanks for pointing out the scare tactic part HarleyDude, no idea how I never received this email before, so it got me lol. At least it's partly true do I don't look like a *complete* mark.

Cheers

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HarleyDude
08-10-2011, 09:49 AM
Thanks for pointing out the scare tactic part HarleyDude, no idea how I never received this email before, so it got me lol. At least it's partly true do I don't look like a *complete* mark.

Cheers

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LOL, np
The registering idea is a Good One!! You have to be registered to file a report, and reporting helps get them stopped. It's also useful for reporting spam text messages, which is on the rise

tgyberg
08-10-2011, 10:52 AM
Thanks for the reminder!

dennyjones
08-10-2011, 01:43 PM
Along the same subject. I'm receiving a call from some collection agency in Minnesota. I've never done business with them nor do I have or ever have any late payments. They are using an automatic dialer. When I called them back, I wasn't in their database and they didn't have an explanation why they were calling me but said since I wasn't in their database, it couldn't have been them that was calling. Funny how caller ID works.

I did file two complaints over the course of four weeks. Hopefully something will become of this. This is a very useful tool

gbrinn
08-10-2011, 02:25 PM
Along the same subject. I'm receiving a call from some collection agency in Minnesota. I've never done business with them nor do I have or ever have any late payments. They are using an automatic dialer. When I called them back, I wasn't in their database and they didn't have an explanation why they were calling me but said since I wasn't in their database, it couldn't have been them that was calling. Funny how caller ID works.

I did file two complaints over the course of four weeks. Hopefully something will become of this. This is a very useful tool

These people don't care who answers...our pays, as long as someone does.

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RETG
08-14-2011, 09:16 PM
I get twice as many unsolicited calls on my Government issued Blackberry than I do on my privately owned Droid X.

dennyjones
08-15-2011, 07:56 AM
After talking to some supervisor and filing two complaints with the FCC, I haven't received any calls from them. Hopefully that did the trick.