Annoying E-mails, Cell Phones and the National Do Not Call Registry

Thanks to EKG Networking, Inc. of Marlborough, MA. for bringing this information to our attention.

The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission have teamed up to issue an advisory that sets the facts straight for consumers with regard to a recent flood of annoying e-mails about cell phones and the National Do Not Call Registry. Here’s some of the info.

“If you’ve received an e-mail telling you that your cell phone is about to be assaulted by telemarketing calls as a result of a new cell phone number database, rest assured that this is not the case. Telemarketing to cell phone numbers has always been illegal in most cases and will continue to be so. In response to recent e-mail campaigns urging consumers to place their cell phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry, the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission issue this advisory to give consumers the facts.”

“Personal cell phone users have always been able to add their numbers to the National Do Not Call Registry — the same Registry consumers use to register their land lines — either online at www.donotcall.gov or by calling toll-free 1-888-382-1222 from the telephone number they wish to register.”

To learn more, see the full advisory at the Federal Trade Commission’s Web site.

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