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Tales from the Sun

okay, well really this is just a spot for me to ramble on about random topics

Friday, December 10, 2004
I received this email from a co-worker today:
"> Starting Jan 1, 2005, all cell phone numbers will be made public to
telemarketing firms. So this means as of Jan 1, your cell phone may
start ringing off the hook with telemarketers, but unlike your home
phone, most of you pay for your incoming calls. These telemarketers will
eat up your free minutes and end up costing you money in the long run.
>
> According to the National Do Not Call List, you have until Dec. 15th
2004 to get on the national "Do not call list" for cell phones. They
said that you need to call 1-888-382-1222 from the cell phone that you
wish to have put on the "do not call list" to be put on the list. They
also said you can do it online at www.donotcall.gov ."


AND, of course, I immediately went to the website and registered my cell phone. Had I done a wee bit of research, I would have found out that telemarketers are still barred from calling cell phones. Apparently someone sent this email around a couple weeks ago and more than 3 million numbers have been added to the government's national do-not-call list since then.

WashingtonPost Article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A53668-2004Dec9.html

ARGH! I hate when I get sucked into email scams (although, still not a bad idea to get all your phone numbers registered, if you haven't already done so)!

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