(Money Watch) Not long ago I told you a few strategies for performing a reverse e-mail lookup.
You can search Facebook, Google, or photo search engines, for example, to locate someone who sent you an e-mail.
In fact, the supposed number release has been set to occur “this month” ever since September 2004.
Despite thorough debunking of the hoax by various media and government agencies, the hoax message continues to circulate.
Consumers can add their cell phone numbers to the registry if they wish to do so.
However, the claim that cell phone numbers are due to be released to telemarketing companies is untrue.
It urges recipients to pass on the information to help others avoid these costly telemarketing calls as well.
The information in the message about the National Do Not Call Registry is factual.Message warns recipients that cell phone numbers are set to be released to telemarketing companies this month and that consumers will be charged for incoming calls from these companies.The message urges people to register on the Do Not Call list to have their cell phone numbers blocked from such calls.The message claims that, not only will cell phone numbers be released to telemarketing companies “this month” but that consumers will actually be charged for sales calls made by these companies.The message suggests that, to prevent these unwanted sales calls, consumers should register their cell phone numbers on the National Do Not Call list.It's hit or miss, to be sure, but you can sometimes score a direct hit.