Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month - proved false by Snopes.com

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Connection

 You may have seen this before:


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 TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS... It takes about 20 seconds.

 

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

Above is the website for the do not call.Snopes.com

 

 

You guessed it!  It got me too.  Thanks to a fellow Active  Rainer Alan May Coldwell Banker, Evanston, Realtor®   and www.snopes.com for setting me straight

 

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Bridget Cella, e-Pro Realtor

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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate

Bridget, if you check with www.snopes.com, you'll see that this claim (which has been floating around the internet for a few years), is not true.

May 01, 2009 03:29 PM #1
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Bridget Cella
Re/Max Connection - Sewell, NJ
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I just called the number and it semed legit.  I also know that I have been as well as my husband receiving telemarketing calls on my cell phone.  oh well!

May 01, 2009 03:36 PM #2
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate

yes, the 'do not call' number is legit... but the fact that they're planning on releasing cell phone number to telemarketers is false.   Click here to see.

May 01, 2009 03:37 PM #3
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate

LOL... very funny!!!   Yes, you're not the only one who got caught... it happens every day.

May 01, 2009 05:02 PM #4
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Regina P. Brown
California Coast & Country Homes, Inc. - San Luis Obispo, CA
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Bridget, wonder why they would want to publicize this phone #?  That's weird....  thanks for the alert

May 01, 2009 06:55 PM #5
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Richard & Carol DeGrace
1st Colonial Community Bank | Bank - New Jersey - Cherry Hill, NJ
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WHERE would we be without Snopes? Snopes often lets me set things straight to all those silly forwarded emails about crazy stories and rumors.

May 02, 2009 02:01 PM #6
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Bridget Cella
Re/Max Connection - Sewell, NJ
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Steve - they get me pretty often but someone usually sets me straight.

May 02, 2009 04:23 PM #7
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Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant
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Snopes is a great site, Gosh knows there's always a lot of rumors.

May 08, 2009 02:43 PM #8
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Bridget Cella
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Rebecca - you have got that right

May 08, 2009 03:22 PM #9
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