Avoid Phishing Scams & Sites: Info About the Do Not Call Registry | USNews- Money | @alphaconsumer | 2/2/12

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To avoid being scammed by the latest email hoax, here’s what you should know about the Do Not Call Registry:

  1. The safest way to register is to visit the official website, www.donotcall.gov, or call the number listed on the website, 888-382-1222.
  2. Registration is permanent, and not limited to five years as many emails claim.
  3. There is not a separate Do Not Call Registry for cell phones.
  4. There is no deadline approaching for signing up for the Do Not Call Registry.
  5. Telemarketers have 31 days to stop calling numbers once they are registered.
  6. Registering won’t stop all telemarketing calls.
  7. You can complain. Telemarketers can be fined as much as $16,000.

For description of the tips mentioned above and full article see: Cell Phone Numbers Going Public? Not Likely.


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