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    Urban Legends - Cell Phone Numbers Going Public

    This hoax email is several years old and keeps popping up. I just received two emails from friends in regards to this. The email says:

    REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public Next 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
    Even if the message is saved on your phone, you will be charged for the minutes to listen to it.

    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 TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS… It takes about 20 seconds.


    Here's the truth about it from the FTC: The Truth about Cell Phones and the Do Not Call Registry
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    just reminded me to go ahead and re-up my registration for another 5 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reminiz View Post
    just reminded me to go ahead and re-up my registration for another 5 years.
    Did you happen to read the notice on the front page of the Do Not Call registry?
    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. Read more about it at link.
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    On a related topic.
    (I didn't think it's worthy to start another thread unless palandri wants me to)

    Where do you guys go to stop solicitors from sending you snailmail?
    (physical envelopes with printed paper inside)
    Just call me Berd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berdinkerdickle View Post
    On a related topic.
    (I didn't think it's worthy to start another thread unless palandri wants me to)

    Where do you guys go to stop solicitors from sending you snailmail?
    (physical envelopes with printed paper inside)
    Good question. I don't know if it's possible. If someone pays the post office to deliver it, I think they have to deliver it.
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    I think it's called something like opt-out.

    I just never found the actual site/place to go to sign up.

    It's supposed keep solicitors from sending you junk in the first place.

    I've only heard rumors about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berdinkerdickle View Post
    I think it's called something like opt-out.

    I just never found the actual site/place to go to sign up.

    It's supposed keep solicitors from sending you junk in the first place.

    I've only heard rumors about it.
    DMAChoice

    Don't know if it works since I've never felt quite right in filling it out.
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    Thanks,

    I was never sure about the ones I googled either.
    Here's what I got googling 'optout' Opt-Out | Get Off the Lists!

    I'm not going to fill any of these out unless I hear more from my TC friends of ones they're using.
    Just call me Berd.
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    For a while I was getting credit card junk mail, that had a note on the outside that said something like. "DO NOT THROW AWAY! CONTAINS PERSONAL CREDIT INFORMATION". That really bothered me!
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    ^ Since the economy has been slow, Those Pre-Approved credit applications have really dropped off for me.

    I have a friend who sends other junk mail back by writing 'return to sender'
    He says the junk sender has to pay.
    I'm not sure if that's true though.

    I could never bring myself to do that.
    I just shred it.
    Just call me Berd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berdinkerdickle View Post
    ^ Since the economy has been slow, Those Pre-Approved credit applications have really dropped off for me.
    Yeah, I'm real torn up about that one. [/sarcasm]
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    Quote Originally Posted by berdinkerdickle View Post
    On a related topic.
    (I didn't think it's worthy to start another thread unless palandri wants me to)

    Where do you guys go to stop solicitors from sending you snailmail?
    (physical envelopes with printed paper inside)
    send them return to sender? then they occur double the cost...
    If they have a prepaid reply adress, send them something usefull.. like a brick
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    I think someone sold one of my numbers. I got all kinds of calls last year. But they've slowed down. Even if you do sign up for DNC, what stops any company from selling your number anyway, since it may be hard to tell who did it?
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Phone Diva View Post
    I think someone sold one of my numbers. I got all kinds of calls last year. But they've slowed down. Even if you do sign up for DNC, what stops any company from selling your number anyway, since it may be hard to tell who did it?
    Nothing really, plus they normally block their number.

    I had some women give my companies Nextel number to a collection agency last summer, and I started getting collection agencies from across the US calling me. I kept referring them to call the contractor, but it didn't stop the calls until about a week later.

    I think SMS spamming is going to be the next big problem to stop. I've already had a problem with an offshore pharmacy and gambling place spamming me with SMS messages. I had to get T-mobile to block them since they were blocking their number. The offshore pharmacy was traced to some place in Africa. That's what the customer service rep told me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Did you happen to read the notice on the front page of the Do Not Call registry?
    wonder where I got the 5 years from then. Maybe that used to be the rule until Feb of 2008? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berdinkerdickle View Post
    On a related topic.
    (I didn't think it's worthy to start another thread unless palandri wants me to)

    Where do you guys go to stop solicitors from sending you snailmail?
    (physical envelopes with printed paper inside)
    For the credit cards, I either called a number or went to a website that was on the letter and it removed my name for a couple years.

    But here lately I have been getting FHA loan papers 2-3x a week, no idea why this all of a sudden started.

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