False email email messages are going around again warning that a directory of cell phone numbers is about to be published and urges cell phone users to dial 888-382-1222 to list mobile numbers with the Federal Do Not Call Registry to prevent telemarketing calls. This is false and do not fall for the trick. There is not deadline and the rumor is false.
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
It's true that a few years ago, several of the wireless carriers providers established a universal cell phone directory, but the plan did not publish everyone's cell phone numbers for the public to see. They were also not "released to telemarketers" as stated above. The directory was to be made available only via telephone, only to those who dialed directory assistance and paid a fee, and only with individual wireless customers' consent.