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Mobile Numbers Go Public

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How the scam works:

Scammers send mass e-mails, phone texts, Twitter posts, or even make telephone calls, informing that “Starting the 15th of next month, all mobile phone numbers are going public”.

They also mention that the numbers will be released to telemarketing companies and “you will start to receive sale calls that you will be charged for!”

Of course, nobody wants that so it is no surprise that hundreds of thousands of people all over the world fall victim to this scam.

The scammers ask for personal information and – in the case where they contact the victims by e-mail – provide a link to a fake Do Not Call Register service that is actually in Australia).

How to avoid:

Mobile phone numbers are not going public, and if they do, you won’t be told about it just like that. Media will make it public.

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There are 18 comments

  • On Thursday, January 30, 2014, Priscilla wrote:

    (*) I was cheated by my chatmate named John Smith in yahoo messenger. He got my info details and said he will book for a flight to New Zealand this Feb.6, 2014. And now am upset he us not appearing then. This is his mobile number + 18188510939
    I hope you can help protect me to his scam

    Precy

  • On Sunday, December 29, 2013, brit wrote:

    7059841824 call me for a good time

  • On Tuesday, December 03, 2013, B-rad wrote:

    Scam pic/caller
    +1 (832) 276-3814

  • On Monday, November 11, 2013, ljp wrote:

    I recevided an email scam.This person from a foreign country tells me if I send money I will receive money hahahalol lol lol, I have never fallen for these things, because a compelte stranger in a foreign country has my email address. hahaha lol lol lol

  • On Friday, August 23, 2013, Joe wrote:

    Received a message like this via Facebook.

    The first part of the message was "numbers go public this month", which is false. (How many years ago was "this month"?)

    The message included a phone number +1-888-382-1222 is correct.

    For details in the United States:
    http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0133-cell-phones-and-do-not-call-registry

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