Straight Dope on Cell Phone Registration

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From: Waspscpo@aol.com [mailto:Waspscpo@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2007 9:41 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Straight Dope on Cell Phone Registration

 
Please, no more email on this!!!  This should answer everyone's questions on this very controversial subject.  Hopefully !!!!!
 

1. Urban Legends Reference Pages: Inboxer Rebellion (Do Not Call)
Has the federal government established a national 'Do Not Call' registry to stop calls from telemarketers?

...Do Not Call Claim: The federal government has established a national "Do Not Call" registry to stop calls from telemarketers....
...calls w ere realized when the federal government implemented a national "Do Not Call" registry. By signing up for a national Do Not Call Registry database...
...they do not want to receive phone calls soliciting the sales of goods and services. Telemarketers must remove registered phone numbers from their call...
Wed, 17 Jan 2007 12:22:56 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/pending/donotcall.asp


2. Urban Legends Reference Pages: Computers (National Do Not E-Mail Registry)

Will signing up with a 'National Do Not E-Mail Registry' stop you from receiving unwanted e-mail?
...National Do Not Email Registry Claim: Signing up with a "National Do Not E-Mail Registry" will stop you from receiving unwanted e-mail....
...National Do Not Email Registry I know you are all tired of getting junk mail. The following link is a National Do Not Email Registry, if you elect to...
...Do Not Email Registry," is not a government-operated site. Though it mimics the language, look, and navigation of the Web site for the National Do Not...
Wed, 17 Jan 2007 12:24:11 GMT http://www.snopes.com/computer/internet/unsub.asp    

3. Urban Legends Reference Pages: Inboxer Rebellion (Call Scam)
Are telemarketers luring 'Do Not Call' list registrants with specially-worded coupons for free products?
...Call Scam Claim: Telemarketers are luring those who've signed up for the national "Do Not Call" list by getting them to request...
...This is to all of you that signed up for the "do not call" law. This week I received a card in the mail that looked alright It said "vote for your... ...on a do not call registry or list" This REALLY upset me and I just wanted all my friends to be aware of this way to get around the "do not call" law !!...
Wed, 17 Jan 2007 12:16:40 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/pending/callscam.asp 

4. Urban Legends Reference Pages: Celling Your Soul
Will cell phone numbers soon be released to telemarketers?
...Claim: Cell phone users must register their numbers with the national "Do Not Call" directory to prevent their cell phone numbers from being released to...
...companies and you will begin to receive sales calls. You will be charged for these calls! Even if you do not answer, the telemarketer will end up in your...
...when you call your voice mail to retrieve your messages. To prevent this, call 888-382-1222 from your cell phone. This is the national DO NOT CALL...

All the best,
YNCS Don Harribine, USN(ret)