From: An Idiot (not the OC's MEB - someone else sent it to him)
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:52 AM
Subject: FW: Reminder Cell Phone Numbers Go Public Today!
Heads up REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public today
> REMINDER... all cell phone numbers are being released to
> telemarketing companies tomorrow 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: 888-382-1222. 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.
I have a computer that talks to other computers through a cable in the wall, so I checked with the redoubtable snopes.com, and guess what? It's a hoax. Like all good lies there are some correct facts in there, but it's still a hoax. I alerted my friend, sent him the link. He responded:
"I just called the number bumbler. It was legit."
Hold the phone. Let's review:
In one corner, you've got a chain mail that someone forwarded to you.
In the other corner, you've got a loooong explanation from Snopes, backed up by referenced media and a link to the FCC website.
I wouldn't know who to believe, either. I mean come on, it has a number so it must be legit! Right? Anyone? [Is this thing on?]