25/11/2008

Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month.

This applies to Canadians only:

REMINDER .... All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing Companies and you will start to receive sale calls.

YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS

To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 1 866-580-3625 or [Edit: 1-888-382-1222 this number is not correct].

It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time.

It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

Or you can do it online at https://www.lnnte-dncl.gc.ca/index-eng

HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS.. It takes about 20 seconds

Important information for consumers

Do not expect calls to stop immediately.

Telemarketers have up to 31 days to update their lists and to make sure they do not call you. You could still receive calls within those first 31 days.

Registering on the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) will not eliminate all telemarketing calls. There are exemptions within the Rules that may allow calls from organizations such as charities, those with whom you have existing business relationships, political parties and newspapers.

You can further reduce unwanted telemarketing calls by asking these organizations to place your number(s) on their own do not call list.

4 comments:

Slim said...

Do you have proof of this other than some scary email your grandmother sent you? Considering one of the 888 numbers listed is the same that was listed in previous US hoax related emails...I'm guessing no.

Matt Stark said...

I only called the first number. You are correct that the second (now stuck out number) is incorrect.

My mistake. And if you took the time to click a link or call a number you'd know that everything except the 888 number is correct.

Thanks for your comment Slim.

mark said...

LOL!!!!!! Everything except the 888 number is correct! How funny!!

Matt Stark said...

Just so people are aware - there have been numerous rumors that this list is not working - some people who have added their numbers are getting more telemarketer phone calls.

I have added my phone number and have not had any telemarketers call me.