Don’t Fall for the Cell Phone Numbers Go Public This Month Hoax

It's a Hoax - Cell Phone Numbers Do Not Go PublicOnce again I checked my Facebook wall today to see another viral post being shared.  The post says that “all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.”  It goes on to say, “YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS.” It then suggests that to prevent this from happening, call the National DO NOT CALL LIST from your cell phone.   Finally, it asks you to share the post to help others.  Well, once again it appears to be a hoax, this one going back to at least 2004.   Snopes.comHoax Slayer.

Viral Hoax on Facebook

Image being shared in Facebook Hoax

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The National Do Not Call List is real and you can call it to register your phone if you feel you need to, but then again there is no deadline looming.   According to the FCC, it is illegal in most cases for telemarketers to place calls to cell phones and the agency has actually addressed this hoax on it’s website.

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