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Government Do Not Call List,
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The (888) 382-1222 Email Scam - A chain email is being circulated once again (this email has circulated in the past), prompting people to call the government's Do Not Call list (which is legitimate, but if you've already done it unnecessary), and then asking the email recipient to forward the email:
Email Body: The email received reads as follows:
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.
HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON .. It takes about 20 seconds.
Email Scam: The only accurate piece of information in this email is the phone number, which is the government's Do Not Call number. The rest of the information is false. Cell phone numbers are not going public this month. The Do Not Call List permanently blocks your number, not just for 5 years - so once you register a phone number, there's no need to re-register it. And finally, there's no need to pass on the email - by this time, most people are already aware of the Do Not Call list, and sending unsolicited emails around will only serve to aggravate people.
It's important that you take measures to protect your personal information. In the case of an email scam such as the one urging you to call (888) 382-1222 and forward the email, it is in your best interest to Google and research the claims of the email before doing anything. In most cases, unsolicited email messages will be hoaxes or scams, and it is best if you do nothing. If you are concerned about a missed bill payment, inaccurate bank account information, or anything that requires you to take action - it's advised that you contact the requestor directly, by looking them up in the phone book or on the Internet. Finally, never click on links in emails. Always type in the website name directly or do a Google search to find the business, making sure to confirm that the URL posted in the search results appears legitimate.
The Government's Do Not Call List
For those that have not had the opportunity to register their phone numbers on the government's Do Not Call list, you don't have to call (888) 382-1222, you can also visit their website at DoNotCall.gov. Note that your registration will not expire. Telephone numbers placed on the National Do Not Call Registry will remain on it permanently due to the Do-Not-Call Improvement Act of 2007, which became law in February 2008.
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- 888 382 1222
- 1 (888) 382-1222
- 1 888 382 1222