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Do Not Call List

by Joe Vitale on November 15, 2007

I’m told all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies today and you will start to receive sales calls. I’m also told you will be charged for the calls. (Note: Actually, both statements may not be true, and this is probably a hoax, but you still might want to block your mobile number from calls, anyway.) To do this, call the following number from your cell phone:       

888-382-1222

It is the US National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

You can also do this online at https://www.donotcall.gov/ or direct at https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx

Pass the word.

Ao Akua,

Joe
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Michael November 15, 2007 at 9:10 am

Whatever you received is a hoax. Please see the following link:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp

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Breeni Books November 15, 2007 at 9:20 am

Thanks for the info, Joe! I had registerd years ago, but I guess I need to do so again, now.

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Joe Vitale November 15, 2007 at 9:24 am

Hmmm.
The government sites listed at https://www.donotcall.gov/ and https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx more than suggest this is not a hoax. I’d be interested in knowing if anyone knows the actual facts around this.
Thank you
joe

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Peter Wink November 15, 2007 at 11:15 am

A friend of mine sent me a letter from Verizon stating to people on their network that this was going to happen. Everyone not wanting to participate needed to opt-out.

Peter

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Michael November 15, 2007 at 11:56 am

Hi Joe. On the Do Not Call website, question #10 on the FAQs has the relevant information:
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt107.shtm

God Bless,
Michael

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Raymond November 15, 2007 at 10:07 pm

I called the number and a lady picked up the phone and speak Cantonese to me. Do I have to add any code in front of the number?

Then, I tried to register online but the field is too short to fit all my numbers (9 digits – not including country code)

Any suggestion? :smile:

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Mysti November 16, 2007 at 6:03 am

Joe, snopes.com (http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp) lists the research into the facts around the claim. I think you will be very impressed with this site. I look to them all the time before I pass on an email that claims facts. These emails are generally ones that make me feel passionate enough about it to act. But, before I do, I check snopes.com and 9 times out of 10 the email shows to be false. I almost passed on missing children reports but learned ahead of time through snopes.com that they were hoaxes that have been circulating the net for years.

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Elly November 17, 2007 at 2:30 am

Joe for some reason I thought you would check stuff like this out before sending it to us, I have learned a lesson there! I have received a lot of replies from my lists who are thoroughly pissed off that I have sent them a hoax. Please check with Snopes and similar sites first in future. Thank you!

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Joe Vitale November 17, 2007 at 11:27 am

Elly, actually I did check it out. That’s why I gave you the two gov sites. That’s also why I wrote that the alert may not be true, but you might want to sign up for the do not call list anyway.To be even clearer, I just went back and edited the post. Sorry for any confusion.
Blessings,
joe

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Raleigh November 19, 2007 at 7:29 am

Hey Joe, Thanks for the tip. Despite all the controversy (lol), I managed to benefit from this thread. I moved not too long ago and had forgotten to register one of my new phone numbers. At the very least, you helped me to do that….so thanks a bunch! Have a wonderful week! :grin:

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Ellie November 19, 2007 at 8:35 pm

greetings Joe, gee your busy, that’s great.. Thanks for the heads up. It is good to inquire at that DO Not Call website I check the status quarterly, it keeps things really active. If you have acller Id it also helps to screen calls. You have a number or a time when unwanted calls come in. thanks again Ellie

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