Note to self: Look before you leap

Was: Telemarketers, do not call my cellphone

Passing this along, seems like a worthy blog meme to spread:

In case you had not heard … In a few weeks, cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls. Worse yet, 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 and it will block your number for five (5) years.
You can also call from your home phone to block calls from telemarketers as well …
IMPORTANT: You must call from the phone you want to have blocked … I did it for my home and cell phones … It took less than a minute .
For More Info. you can also go to:

An email message reminded me

John Banks wrote:
>Reached your site through one of the “recently updated” links at Movable Type.
>According to the FTC, the report of cell phones being released to
>telemarketers is NOT true.
>So don’t be in a rush to spread that virus… er, uh, meme.

Likewise see the comment on this post, which points to the Snopes debunking of this false rumor. Sorry for passing it along. I will reevaluate that incoming source of information!






One response to “Note to self: Look before you leap”

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    Snopes covered this, you’re spreading an untrue rumor.