I was just reading a post by Jim Crawford about a scam call he received on his cell phone and it prompted me to write this post.
Since cell phone numbers were made public, I made sure to register mine on the Do Not Call Registry. Since it is used for business, I had my cell phone number on my web site. But I kept getting solicitations from miscellaneous real estate services who were trolling the internet for suckers, I mean Realtors to harrass. Each time I received one of these solicitations, I told them they were calling a number on the Do Not Call Registry, and unless they were calling to buy or sell real estate, they needed to stop calling me. And each time, they would apologize and hang up, immediately.
But here's a new story. The last one that called me informed me that the rules of the Do Not Call Registry do not apply when calling from business to business, when the number is posted in an advertisement or on a web site.
So the next time some fool calls and wastes your mobile minutes, then feeds you a load of crap, you can inform them that their information is false, and refer them to this web site, or you'll report them so they can pay an $11,000 fine!
Man, I hate it when someone lies to me! I abide by the rules and so should they!